Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival (BIEFF) 2012
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- international competition -
RITA (19', Italy, 2009, dir: Fabio Grassadonia & Antonio Piazza)
One of the most successful Italian shorts ever, revealing a masterly use of an efficient and refined cinematic language, the film was shown in over 100 festivals and distributed in 9 countries. Rita, a-ten-year old girl, blind since birth, stubborn and curious, is feeling thwarted by an overprotective dictatorial mother. The claustrophobic world of her home is suddenly breached by a mysterious presence. It's a boy on the run, wounded and terrified. Thanks to their rather out-of-the-ordinary encounter or perhaps only thanks to her imagination and courage, Rita escapes from home and goes to the beach. She learns to swim and experiences a brief moment of freedom which ends when her unusual new acquaintance vanishes and she finds herself alone in the sea.