My Name is Aseman

Ali Asgari, Gianluca Mangiasciutti | Italia | 2023 | 14'
Screenings
Sat 11 May H 17:00
from Sat 11 May - 18:00
to Sun 12 May - 23:59
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Original title
My Name is Aseman
Synopsis
Aseman is a young, shy, and reserved Afghan woman, who lives in Italy. When she is given the opportunity to show herself to the world, she will have to decide how much to unveil of herself.
Cast
Jamak Sotoudeh, Filippo Contri, Valentina Munafò
Films Distribution
Zen Movie
Production
Casta Diva Ideas, Zen Movie
Editing
Ali Asgari
Cinematography
Alberto Marchiori
Editing
Filippo Orru
Language
English, Italian
Subtitles
Italian
Premiere
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Main awards
Best Live Action Short Film (Tirana International Film Festival 2023), Coop for Movies Prize and Ristretti Oltre le Mura Prize (Corto Dorico 2023), Best Italian Short Film (Fabrique du Cinema 2023), Special Mention (Afrodite Shorts Awards 2023)
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Biography
Gianluca Mangiasciutti is an Italian director, a member of the Italian Academy of Cinema. He undergoes a long internship at HBO, and then completes his training through courses at UCSD (University of California San Diego). He works as an assistant director for numerous films, series, and commercials. He writes and directs several acclaimed short films, including Dove l’acqua con altra acqua si confonde, nominated for the David di Donatello and the Globo d’Oro, winner of the Studio Universal Award and the Rai Play Award. He also directs A girl like you, presented at the Venice Days during Venice '73, winner of the Studio Universal Award and the NuovoImaie Award. Subsequently, Je ne veux pas mourir will be released, in official selection at the Nastri d’Argento 2019 and nominated in competition in Cleveland and St. Louis, both qualifying festivals for the Oscars. He then directs Butterfly, nominated as a Finalist at the Nastri d’Argento. In 2022, he directs his first feature film, L’uomo sulla strada (The man on the road), premiered at the Rome Film Festival. My name is Aseman (2023), co-directed with Ali Asgari, is his latest short film.
Filmography
2023 - My Name is Aseman, sf
2022 - L'uomo sulla strada, ff
2019 - Butterfly, sf
2017 - Je ne veux pas mourir, sf
2016 - A Girl Like You, sf
2016 - Where Water Comes Together With Other Water, sf
Biography
Ali Asgari was born in Tehran, Iran. He studied cinema in Italy. Two of his short films, More Than Two Hours (2013) and The Silence(2016), were in competition at Cannes Film Festival and The Baby premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2014. Disappearance, his first feature film, was selected at Venice 2017. In 2022 Until Tomorrow was at the Berlinale and in 2023 Terrestrial Verses, co-directed with Alireza Khatami, was at Cannes in the Un Certain Regard section.
Filmography
2023 - My Name is Aseman, sf
2023 - Until Tomorrow, ff
2023 - Terrestrial Verses, ff
2020 - Pilgrims, sf
2018 - Delay, sf
2017 - Disappearence, ff
2016 - The Silence, sf
2015 - The Pain, sf
2014 - The Baby, sf
2013 - More Than Two Hours, sf

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