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ISOLA

by Elisa Fuksas

synopsis

On the eve of the pandemic, I learned I was very sick. Practically at the same time, my best friend, whom I’d lost touch with, became sick herself, and this brought us together again. Springing from a sequence of unimaginable events, this film took shape in a new world and in lockdown, and was made exclusively using my cellphone. It investigates the power of storytelling, which is able to dispel the fear of living and dying, and it probes the mystery of every friendship, every faith.

original title: iSola
country: Italy
year: 2020
genre: fiction
directed by: Elisa Fuksas
screenplay: Elisa Fuksas
cinematography by: Elisa Fuksas, Lucio Pellegrini, Tommaso Fagioli
film editing: Natalie Cristiani
producer: Benedetto Habib, Marco Cohen, Fabrizio Donvito
production: Indiana Production Company, RAI Cinema
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