Screen Gems – The Minutes of Torture (Gaucho/Sgrin/Channel 4/British Screen – 1x3mins)
A 3-minute drama (shot on 35mm) exploring the relationship between physical and psychological torture.
Based on a true story. In 1944 Helene Vagliano was tortured by the Gestapo in Cannes (France). She as tortured as her parents were forced to listen, in rooms either side of her. She gave nothing away and was eventually shot in the back, on the night of the liberation of the South of France.
Premièred at the Welsh International Film Festival 2000
Shown at the London Raindance Film Festival 2001
Winner of the Special Jury Prize at The Kino Film Festival 2001
Winner (Intolerance Prize) The Berlin Film Festival 2001