Director: Susanna Nicchiarelli
Italy, 2009, 9 min
WINNER: Best Animation
Crew:Producer: NICCHIA FILM SRL (Italy-Roma) and FILM-ON PRODUCTION (Italy-Padova) - Screenwriter: SUSANNA NICCHIARELLI e STEFANO CRAVERO - Editor: ALESSIO MORGLIA - Cinematographer: LORENZO TERRANERA - Sound: FRANCESCO LEPORATTI
Sales:Francesco Nicchiarelli - Nicchia Film Srl, Roma (Italy) - T: +39063327441 - F: +390633219798
The Soviet satellite Sputnik 5 has been launched the 19th august 1960.The crew was composed of animals: dogs, rats, mice, insects. The movie tells us their adventure.
About the director
Susanna Nicchiarelli was born in Rome in 1975. She studied philosophy at the University of Rome La Sapienza and obtained a PHD in Film Aesthetics at the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, attending courses and master classes also in Paris at the Ecole Normale Superiéure de Fontenay-Saint-Cloud. She studied film direction and script writing at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and in 2004 she graduated in Cinema Direction at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome, Cinecittà. She directed two feature films: "Cosmonauta" ("Cosmonaut") - 2009 , winner of the Controcampo award at the 66th Venice International Film Festival; "La Scoperta dell'Alba" (Discovery at Dawn) - 2012, presented in the Official Selection at the Rome International Film Festival 2012. Among other short films and documentaries, she also directed two animation shorts ("Sputnik 5", 2009, stop-motion animation, winner of the Nastro d'Argento Best Animation Short and of the Brooklyn International FilmFestival, Best Animation Film; "Esca Viva", 2012, stop motion animation on paper, presented in the Official Selection at the Rome International Film Festival, as a Special Event).
Susanna Nicchiarelli's filmography
- SPUTNIK 5, 2009 (Festival 2010)
- LIVE BAIT (Esca Viva), 2012 (Festival 2013)
Producer Francesco Nicchiarelli will be available for Q&A after the screenings.