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Monster; or, Bride of Frankenstein

"Monster; or, Bride of Frankenstein" shows the awakening of a young woman who, after washing herself, is being unprotectedly confronted by a camera. She confronts this camera while covering herself with pieces of clothing, which she derives from the chamber where she awakens. Due to their interaction, the woman, her space of birth and the camera, will unite to a renaissance of the human being.

  • Antonio Annunziata
  • Antonio and Maddalena Annunziata
  • Antonio and Maddalena Annunziata
  • Caroline Tyka
    Key Cast
  • Nicolai Dimitri Zeitler
    Alexandra (Director)
  • Maddalena Annunziata
    Set and Costume Designer
  • Godspeed You! Black Emperor
    The Dollhouse
  • Antonio Annunziata
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 1, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 EUR
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  • Shooting Format:
    Video FHD
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.66: 1
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Private Screening by the Italian Consul
    November 13, 2016
    German Premiere
Director Biography - Antonio Annunziata

Antonio Annunziata (Munich, 1987) lives and works in Rome. In 2015 he graduates in Comparative Literature, Theatre and Philosophy at Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich (LMU), with a thesis on the Poetics of Revolutionary Storycism Around 1800, and specialises in History and Theory of Cinema at the Institute of Theatre, and Philosophy of History at the Department of Philosophy. From his first term of studies onwards, he works as Tutor of French Letters for LMU’s Department of Romance Studies, and conducts two seminars with cinematic topics at LMU’s Institute of Comparative Literature. Still a student, between 2012 and 2013 he translates and edits, in collaboration with Elisabeth Zoja, the poems’ book One Year Spoken Out of the Night by Peter Handke for Moretti & Vitali. In 2016 he shoots his first experimental short-movie, Monster; or, Bride of Frankenstein, proposing a new method of presenting a fashion collection. He goes on experimenting in search for a digital aesthetic by shooting, between 2016 and 2018, a series of experimental documentaries, all of which have been collected by his Vesuvio-Project.

He has worked as translator and subtitler for cinema diffusion, and collaborated with Adriano Aprà by editing the cinema magazine Quaderni del CSCI 2018, and developing a PowerPoint’s concept as essay-film by creating a comprehensive overview of Roberto Rossellini’s œuvre. The PowerPoint Rossellini’s Actuality has been premiered at the IV Fronteira Festival Internacional do Filme Documentário e Experimental 2018. Still in 2018, he has been member of the Cultural Society Fuorinorma, chaired by Adriano Aprà to promote the new Italian cinema. In the same year, he is assistant director to Gianfranco Giagni for the documentary Dreams, Sex, and Broken Hearts (Readers’ Letters Tell) produced by Istituto Luce-Cinecittà. Furthermore, he directs the crowdfunding campaign Cashmere Revolution for his sister Maddalena Annunziata’s new brand, which accomplishes the prefixed goal to collect 20.000 €.

In 2019 he applies, in collaboration with Francesco Paolo Montini, owner of Movie Factory of Rome, for the VIII Biennale College Cinema with a feature-film project called You and Me, and works in tourism’s business at the Archaeological Park of the Appian Way. In 2021 he finishes writing his first feature-film You and Me, unpublished, and releases online the 2021-Cut of his Vesuvio-Project, along with an experimental-informative Diptych shot between 2019 and 2021, including the titles Amoroma (2019) and Europe (2020-2021). In 2022 he releases online one further entitled Roma, and goes back to work in tourism. In 2023 he produces and shoots his first short-drama entitled You and Me, based on the homonymous movie’s screenplay. The short is bent to participate in major international festivals, and be screened as pilot of the feature-length’s film project.

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Director Statement

This short is the result of my first experience as director of a small set. It tries to represent the design of a fashion collection in a rather personal way, and has been shot for my sister Maddalena Annunziata, fashion designer. I believe that with every year going by, it is ever more capable of attracting people's attention for a new image of woman rather than a commodity.