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(Sbagliando s'impara)
US Premiere

Director: Stian Smestad

England, 2002, 12 min

Shooting Format:35mm

Festival Year:2002

Category:Narrative Short

Cast:Elio Ruggieri, Deborah Chatterjee, Bill Ward, Frank Jarvis

Crew:Producer, Cinematographer: Jack Cole - Script: Jack Cole, Stian Smestad - Editor: Stian Smestad - Line Producer: Robert Waddilove

Sales:Norwegian Film Institute - Box 482, Sentrum N-0105, Oslo, Norway - T: +47 22 47 45 00 - F: +47 2247 45 97


From the rolling hills of southern Italy to the manic streets of the Big Smoke, Marco arrives in London to master the Queens English. Struggling in his new environment, he meets the wrong people, in the wrong place at the wrong time. Being foreign has never been this painful, but remedy could be on the next underground train.

About the director

Stian Smestad (1976) has been educated at the European Film College in Denmark and received a B.A. in film production in the UK. Practice Makes Perfect is his debut short after college. He can also be seen as the main character "Haakon" in the Walt Disney film Shipwrecked (1990).

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