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La Mite: Reading Dostoevsky

The story opens with the narrator facing the lifeless body of his wife laid out on a table. He attempts to make sense of the situation and find out (by reviewing what has happened in the past) why on earth this woman is dead?

  • Maryam Raz
  • Maryam Raz
  • Ifnot Film
  • Elena Gridneva
    Key Cast
  • Ulderico Di Domenico
    Key Cast
  • Salvatore Esposito
    Key Cast
  • Sergey Silchenko
    Key Cast
  • Kate Rowe
    Key Cast
  • Maryam Raz
  • Maryam Raz
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    La Mite: Leggendo Dostoevsky
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 30, 2014
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    Italian, Russian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital HD
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Screening in cinema Eden
    Arezzo, Italy
    August 18, 2015
  • Berlinutte Art space
    Berlin, Germany
    March 15, 2015
  • Goldensun Short Film Festival
    January 31, 2016
  • Creative International Open Film Festival (IOFF)

    June 14, 2016
    semi-finalist (country best award)
Director Biography - Maryam Raz

Maryam Raz is an Iranian filmmaker, living in Italy.
Raz's last film "Jester" (shot in Tuscany, Italy) is in the post-production process.

Fear and Trembling (2003, Farhat Film, Iran)
The Landing (2005, independent producer, Iran)
Bam photographic Rescue Project: Saving what we can of the past (2006, Iran Photographic Foundation, Bam, Iran)
Solo (2007, independent producer, Iran)
Metropolis TV documentaries (VPRO project, 2008, Iran/Netherlands)
Commute (2009, Abbas Kiarostami workshop, Iran)
Orchestration (2011, independent producer, San Giovanni a Teduccio, Naples, Italy)
LA Mite- Reading Dostoevsky (2014, independent producer, Naples, Italy)
Chi Vuol Esser Lieto, Sia (2015, CICI Production, IFNOT, Sicily, Italy)
Jester (2015/2016)- work in progress

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Director Statement

La Mite is an experimental short film, based on "The Gentle Spirit" by Dostoevsky. A feature-photo roman that tries to use photography as a cinematographic material; additionally by using a combination of photography and fixed videos intends to maintain the narrative concentration on the sonorous part of the story, so the expressive potentiality of the fixed images in La Mite makes the visual part of the narration passive enough to keep the whole dramatic weight on voice-overs, sound effects and cinematographic soundscape.