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Diploma project, 2010

in MASTER FILM STUDIES ECAL/HEAD

by Simona Canonica

Teacher(s): Lionel Baier, Thomas Isler, Nino Kirtadze


Synopsis

In an isolated village in the Mexican desert, Griselda lives with the wind, silence and suspended time. She looks at life with humanity and pragmatism. Her husband emigrated to the United States, and like other women in the village, the children and the old, Griselda lives in a state of waiting… The haunting presence of absence colours the portrait of this mother of a family, in her strength and fragility.


Festivals and Prizes

  • Miglior Cortometraggio Ticinese, Film Festival Centovalli, 2012
  • Prix Premiers Pas, Festival Visons du Réel, 2011
  • Best International Short Film Award Lisboa, doclisboa Festival Internacional de Cinema Documental, 2011
2012
  • Intragna, Film Festival Centovalli, Competition

2011

  • Nyon, Visions du Réel Festival international de cinéma Nyon
  • Lisboa, doclisboa Festival
  • Lyon, Doc en Courts
  • Aosta, FrontDoc Rencontres documentaires de la vallée d'Aoste
  • Genève, Festival Filmar en América latina
  • Solothurn, Solothurner Filmtage
  • Festival international du Cinéma des peuples Ânûû-rû âboro
  • Festival de Cine Documental EXTREMA'doc

CINEMA, Simona Canonica 2418