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THREE THE MOVIE

This film is more unique than rare.
Conceived and built with absolute freedom, it has no moral and material debts towards anyone, but only respects itself.
The edited film does not match the one shot.
The final script completely disrupted the original structure of the film.
At the dubbing it was possible to adapt the lines to the new writing of the film.
With patient editing the audio of the film was completely rediscovered by choosing a sound that could characterize the different environments (I wanted even a blind person to be able to "see" this film).
Three the movie has grown over time and we have grown with it.
Three the movie is a great little film that has a great quality: the courage to be himself.

LOGLINE
The reconstruction of the micro(?)universe of illegal immigrants in the North-East of Italy... the life of three boys, the longing for happiness, the equality of diversity. The plot leads to philosophical, visionary, surreal dimensions. It is a poetic disenchantment.

BRIEF SYNOPSIS
3 is everything in this movie. 3 and its multiples. Archaic, spiritual, transcendent numbers. 3, 6, 9. Carriers of wisdom that lead us to the heart of theological monotheisms. 3, the Christian Trinity. 6, the points of the Star of David, the Jewish Star. 9, the Enneagram, the "face of God" in Sufi traditions. 3 boys. 3 stories intertwined in a land, Friuli, which extends along a triple border... The reconstruction of the micro(?)universe of illegal immigrants in the North-East of Italy. The life, the longing for happiness, the equality of diversity. Predestination and moral choice? There are so many ways to see... The plot leads to philosophical, visionary, surreal dimensions. It is a poetic disenchantment.

LONG SYNOPSIS
The number three is everything in this movie. Three and its multiples. Archaic, spiritual, transcendent numbers.
Three, Six, Nine. Carriers of wisdom that lead us to the heart of theological monotheisms. Three, the Christian Trinity. Six, the points of the Star of David, The Jewish Star. Nine, the face of God in Sufi tradition, according to Islamic culture.
Three stories are intertwined in a land, Friuli, in the North-East of Italy, which extends along a triple border. The stories of Irene, a Carnian, Christian girl; Pavel, Ukrainian and Jewish; Mehdi, Iranian and Muslim.
Udine. A beautiful city, but one that is perceived as cold and inhospitable by emigrants. Pavel and Mehdi are illegal immigrants, who share an apartment - and concerns about social matters - in the “ghetto” of Via Roma. In love with Pavel, Irene tries to help them, but her surge of solidarity goes perhaps too far, and she regrets it... Mehdi lives obsessed with ancient guilt: his fragile soul is attracted to Evil...
“Above” them, the incarnation of metaphysical realities that rule the existence of men, three antagonists who raise the total number of characters to six. There is an old blind man, able to see beyond the phenomenal reality: an incarnation of Purgatory, the suffering of men waiting for a change of status. Monsignor Angelo is Paradise, the spiritual father of Irene, which advises, rebukes, protects ... A mysterious, provocative, sensual, poisonous woman is Evil, Hell incarnate.
A triad of other figures raises the number of characters to nine: the novice Edo, who takes responsibility for dealing with Pavel’s situation; Omar, a false friend who tries to corrupt the integrity of Mehdi; the Angel of the North, a figure originated in the Koranic tradition: it can be seen, sometimes behind the characters. Then, ten, a little girl...
Predestination and moral choice. Two alternatives? Subjection to freedom of Good or Evil. What will the protagonists choose? A low-budget independent film, Three The Movie is the final cut of the original Trê - Sé - Shalosh (A trilingual, of course, title, Friulan, Farsi, and Hebrew). Starting with the reconstruction of the micro (?) universe of illegal immigrants in the Northeast of Italy, it opens up philosophical, visionary, surreal dimensions. To speak of equality in diversity. To search for the Same in the Other. It is a poetic disenchantment.

  • Yassine Marco Marroccu
    Director
  • Elisabetta Minen
    Director
  • Elisabetta Minen
    Story and Screenplay
  • Luca Coassin
    Cinematographer
  • Elisabetta Minen
    Audio and Video Editing
  • Roberto Salvalaio
    Original Soundtrack
  • Ronald Kosturi
    Artistic Supervisor
  • Elisabetta Minen
    Producer
  • Massimiliano Grazioli
    Key Cast
    "Mehdi"
  • Alberto Torquati
    Key Cast
    "Pavel"
  • Vivianne Treschow
    Key Cast
    "Irene"
  • Werner Di Donato
    Key Cast
    "The Blind man"
  • Saverio Indrio
    Key Cast
    "monsignor Angelo"
  • Chiara Pavoni
    Key Cast
    "The Mysteryuos Woman"
  • Ivan Senin
    Key Cast
    "Novice Edo"
  • Edoardo Sguazzin
    Key Cast
    "Omar"
  • Alejandro Paitun Flocco
    Key Cast
    "Angel"
  • Caterina Zampieri
    Key Cast
    "The Child"
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Feature, Other
  • Genres:
    Drama, Mystery, Noir, Sentimental, Suspence
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 39 minutes 27 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 22, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    80,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Italy
  • Country of Filming:
    Italy
  • Language:
    Italian
  • Shooting Format:
    HDV
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2,35
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • The Gladiator Film Festival
    Istanbul
    Turkey
    December 4, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Portugal International Film Festival

    Portugal
    December 23, 2021
    Special Jury Award
  • Universal Film Festival
    New York
    United States
    November 18, 2021
    Semi-Finalist
  • Hollywood Venus Awards
    Istanbul
    Turkey
    August 31, 2021
    Best Experimental Feature
  • Golden Wheat Awards
    Istanbul
    Turkey
    June 25, 2021
    Best Feature Film
  • Aphrodite Film Awards
    New York
    United States
    June 5, 2021
    Semi-finalist
  • Liberty Film Awards
    Online Film Festival
    June 2, 2021
    Best Film Feature
  • Top Indie Film Awards (Spring Ediction)
    Tokyo
    Japan
    May 28, 2021
    Japan
    Best Experimental Feature
  • Top Indie Film Awards (Spring Ediction)
    Tokyo
    Japan
    June 28, 2021
    Japan
    Nomination: Original Idea
  • Top Indie Film Awards (Spring Ediction)
    Tokyo
    Japan
    May 28, 2021
    Japan
    Nomination: Writing
  • Top Indie Film Awards (Spring Ediction)
    Tokyo
    Japan
    May 28, 2021
    Japan
    Nomination: Editing
  • Top Indie Film Awards (Spring Ediction)
    Tokyo
    Japan
    May 28, 2021
    Japan
    Nomination: Music
  • Anatolia International Film Festival
    Istanbul
    Turkey
    May 23, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Golden Bridge İstanbul Short Film Festival
    Istanbul
    Turkey
    May 9, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Iconic Images Film Festival
    Vilnius
    Lithuania
    April 20, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Gold Star Movie Awards
    Newark, New Jersey
    United States
    April 14, 2021
    Best Experimental Feature
  • Virgin Spring Cinefest
    Kolkota
    India
    March 13, 2021
    Gold Award Debut Film
  • Cult Critic Movie Awards
    Kolkota
    India
    March 9, 2021
    Best Soundtrack
  • Cult Critic Movie Awards
    Kolkota
    India
    March 9, 2021
    Outstanding Achievement Award
  • Cult Critic Movie Awards
    Kolkota
    India
    March 9, 2021
    Best Sound Designing
  • Accolade Global Film Competition
    La Jolla (CA)
    United States
    March 2, 2021
    Award of Excellence: Editing
  • Accolade Global Film Competition
    La Jolla, CA
    United States
    March 2, 2021
    Award of Excellence: Film Feature
  • NYCIFIF - Cat. Experimental
    New York
    United States
    October 29, 2018
    Best Experimental Film
  • STIFF 2018 San Mauro Torinese Film Festival
    Torino
    Italy
    May 25, 2018
    Semi-Finalist
  • AAB International Film Festival
    New Dehli
    India
    May 22, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Toronto World International Film Festival
    Toronto
    Canada
    December 17, 2017
    Semifinalist
  • Shawna Shea Film Festival
    Uxbridge, Massacchussets
    United States
    October 6, 2017
    Best International Film
  • 12MFF 12 Months Film Feature - 2017 Ago.
    Clunj-Napoca
    Hungary
    Best Fiction Feature
  • Move Me Production Belgium Film Festival
    Antwerpen
    Belgium
    August 2, 2017
    Belgium Premiere
    Best Actor Feature Film: Werner Di Donato
  • CAYFILM
    George Town
    Cayman Islands
    June 30, 2017
    Nomination: First Film
  • MedFF
    Siracusa
    Italy
    June 24, 2017
    Official Selection
  • 2nd Eurovision Palermo Film Festival
    Palermo
    Italy
    June 16, 2017
    Italian Première
    Best Woman Filmaker
  • Hong Kong National Film Festival
    Hong Kong
    Hong Kong
    Nomination Best Debut Film
  • TMFF - The Monthly Film Festival
    Glasgow
    United Kingdom
    April 30, 2017
    3rd Place Best Feature
  • London Classic Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    April 30, 2017
    United Kingdom
    Official selection
  • Vancouver Film Dance Festival
    Vancouver
    Canada
    April 23, 2017
    Best Inspirational Film
  • PFFM - Phoenix Film Festival Melbourne 2017
    Melbourne
    Australia
    March 4, 2017
    Finalist
  • Canada Independent Film Festival
    Montreal
    Canada
    February 10, 2017
    Best Feature Film
  • IPAMA 2016
    Bali
    Indonesia
    January 13, 2017
    International Diamonds Award (Directors and Music); International Platinum Award (Story); International Gold Award (Screenwriter and Editor)
  • Industry Boost Competition - Cat. Trailer

    United States
    November 24, 2016
    Finalist
  • IFFSRV
    Bali
    Indonesia
    November 25, 2016
    Indonesian
    International Award of Outstanding Excellence for Newcomer, Sound, Music - International Award of Excellence for International Feature Film, Producer, Director (Elisabetta Minen)
  • WEB TV NEW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    Los Angeles
    United States
    November 11, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Hamilton Film Festival
    Hamilton
    Canada
    November 11, 2016
    Canadan
    Semifinalist (Soundtrack)
  • Blow Up
    Chicago
    United States
    Official Selection
  • CreActive - Open International Film Festival - Cat. Trailer
    Dacca
    Bangladesh
    June 14, 2016
    Asian Première
    Award of Recognition
  • New York Film Week 2016
    New York
    United States
    Official selection
  • AMSTERDAM LIFT OFF Online 2016

    October 8, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Indiewise FREE Virtual Festival - Cat. Trailer

    Official Selection
  • UTAH MUSIC AWARD
    Provo, UT
    United States
    September 17, 2016
    Nominated
  • LSIFF - London Shows International Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    July 7, 2016
    United Kingdom Première
    Official Selection
  • PFFM - Phoenix Film festival Melbourne 2016
    Melbourne
    Australia
    Official Selection
  • Colortape International Film Festival
    Brisbane, AU
    June 6, 2016
    Australian Première
    Online Viewer Choice Award, Honorary Mention Award, Best performing Group and Cast Award, 3rd Place Foreign Films
  • Down East Flick Fest
    Greenville, NC 27858 United States
    June 3, 2016
    Official Selection
  • ALL SEAS Film Festival
    US
    February 29, 2016
    private screening for the members of the jury
    Official Selection
  • DSDFF Direct Shorts & Documentary Film Festival
    U.S.
    February 29, 2016
    private screening for the members of the jury
    Official Selection
  • EURO FEST - European International Film Festival
    St. Petersbourg
    Russian Federation
    June 4, 2016
    Russian Première
    Official Selection
  • NNFF - Near Nazareth Film Festival
    Nazareth
    Israel
    May 31, 2016
    Israel Première
    Official Selection
  • INDIEPOSSIBLE IFF & Screenplay Competition
    Providence, Rhode Island
    May 7, 2016
    Best Editing
  • BLACKBIRD FILM FEST
    Cortland, NY
    United States
    April 23, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Frankling County International Film Festival
    Louisburg, NC - US
    April 2, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Interurban Film Festival
    Denison (TX) - US
    April 1, 2016
    World Premiere
    Official Selection cat. Feature
  • DMOFF Fest Direct Monthly Online Film Festival
    U.S.
    January 31, 2016
    private screening for the members of the jury
    Official Selection cat. Feature
  • MMFF - Madhouse Movie Film Festival
    US
    April 16, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Los Angeles CineFest
    Los Angeles, California, US
    January 25, 2016
    private screening for the members of the jury
    Best Feature
  • Miami Independent Film Festival
    Miami, Florida
    January 24, 2016
    private screening for the members of the jury
    Official Selection
  • TOFF The Online Film Festival
    U.S.
    December 27, 2015
    private screening for the members of the jury
    Official Selection
  • MFF Martinique Film Festival
    Martinique, Haiwaii
    December 25, 2015
    private screening for the members of the jury
    Official Selection cat. Experimental
  • Indie Film Festival #02
    Switzerland
    December 21, 2015
    private screening for the members of the jury
    Official Selection Cat. Feature
  • Wendy's shorts - 2015 Dec. - Cat. Trailer
    U.S.
    December 2, 2015
    Best Int. Trailer for a Feature Film
  • 12MFF 12 Months Film Feature - 2015 Nov.
    Romania, Cluj-Napoca
    December 2, 2015
    private screening for the members of the jury
    Best Feature Fiction
  • Los Angeles CineFest - 2015 Nov. - Cat. Trailer
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    November 30, 2015
    Official Selection
  • Los Angeles CineFest - 2015 Nov.
    Los Angeles, California, US
    November 30, 2015
    private screening for the members of the jury
    Official Selection Cat. Feature
  • BPFF - Barcelona Planet Film Festival - 2015 Oct.
    Barcelona, Spain
    November 15, 2015
    private screening for the members of the jury
    Official Selection cat. Feature
  • BPFF - Barcelona Planet Film Festival - 2015 Oct. - Cat. Trailer
    Barcelona, Spain
    November 15, 2015
    Official Selection
  • WOEFF 2015 - Cat. Trailer
    California, US
    November 5, 2015
    First Place Trailer
  • First-Time Filmmaker Online Sessions
    Online Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    June 21, 2021
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • We're looking for an international distribution
Director Biography - Yassine Marco Marroccu, Elisabetta Minen

Elisabetta Minen was born in Udine, where she attended the University (she graduated in Preservation of Cultural Heritage in 1994). During her university studies, she completed her education by attending different courses (restoration, photography, graphic designer...).
In the field of visual arts, she was employed as a photographer, director, video operator, film editor and collaborated in making and editing some videos. Since 2005 she has tried her hand at film production, and screenplay writing. In 2008 she got an Italian first level MA in Screenplay Writing at the Faculty of Performing Arts in Gorizia, a detached campus of the University of Udine. Three The Movie is her first feature film.
In 2009 she founded the Artemedia Audiovisual and Cinematographic Production Company.

Yassine Marco Marroccu was born in Casablanca, son of an Italian father and a Moroccan mother. He studied in Italy (he was graduated in Science and Multimedia Technologies in Pordenone).
He has produced many short movies shown both in competition and out of competition at several film festivals. He works primarily in Morocco where he takes part in several productions (often commercials). In 2003, he founds the Eclipse Production Company, which provides executive and cultural intermediation services. In 2013 he makes his short Entropya (executive production, script, and direction).

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Director Statement

Elisabetta Minen: "There is geometry in meeting: points, diagonals, and sides measure individualities, relations, relationships.
The story takes place in Udine, my beloved and hated city, nearly unknown in terms of cinema, and I bet on the fascination that it might produce.
The dialogues and silences between cultures, races and different religions in a city that has always been the scene of invasions and crossroads of ethnic groups and different places (Udine, also named, “city of war”).
Storytelling about itself, but at the same time many stories of this place and many others. The theme of immigration, why not? illegals!
Udine is the main character. Udine and its contradictions: locked in a shell, it defends itself but locking in a trap, it moves away, but at the same time makes people approaching like a meeting point, it is opened to foreigners, but it shuts in loneliness… Loneliness lived like a lifeline, but a loneliness that actually sinks and makes drown. A new city, observed from the point of view of immigrants, and of a quarter, via Roma, that is closed almost like a ghetto.
Starting with the reconstruction of the micro (?) universe of illegal immigrants in Northeast Italy, it opens up philosophical, visionary, surreal dimensions. To speak of equality in diversity. To search for the Same in the Other.
This movie is a tangle of emotions and passions, a whirlpool of events mixed with flashbacks, that such energy has instilled into me that I wrote it, I lived it. It is a poetic disenchantment."