"CRISTALLO" tells the story of two women: Elena (played by Daphne Scoccia) and Sofia (played by Giglia Marra) as if they were two mirrors, two tortuous paths that intertwine and the small coincidences overlap through a visionary journey, which tries to delve into the maze of the mind of someone who is or is a victim of violence in a relationship.

  • Manuela Tempesta
  • Manuela Tempesta
  • Chiara Bondì
  • Mediterranea Productions
  • Daphne Scoccia
    Key Cast
  • Giglia Marra
    Key Cast
    "Sofia, female doctor"
  • Simone Amato
    Key Cast
  • Giovanni Maria Buzzatti
    Key Cast
    "Black Man"
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    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 25, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 EUR
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  • Universal Prize
    April 18, 2018
    Award Universal Prize
  • Social World Film Festival
    Vico Equense
    August 4, 2018
    Best Short for young jury; Best Actress for young jury
  • Torino Film Festival
    November 25, 2017
    Special Event
Director Biography - Manuela Tempesta

anuela Tempesta is a screenwriter and an Italian director.
In 2002 he was a finalist in the SCRIVIROMAGIOVANE competition, sponsored by the Solinas Prize. In 2003, after graduating from the D.A.M.S of Roma Tre with honors, she won the A CORTO DI IDEE festival for Best Screenplay.
In 2006/2007s he worked as a screenwriter and assistant director for the documentary NON TACERE, finalist in 2009 at the David di Donatello.
In 2008 she wrote the subject for the documentary PIETRO GERMI: IL BRAVO, IL BELLO, IL CATTIVO, selected in 2009 at the Cannes Film Festival in the Cannes Classic section.
In 2010 she wrote with Maria Sole Tognazzi the documentary RITRATTO DI MIO PADRE, finalist for the David di Donatello 2011 and winner of a Mention to the Nastri d’Argento. The documentary, after being present in various International Festivals and having been screened also in France and in Brazil, in 2018, was also presented at the MOMA in NEW YORK.
In 2012/2013, she signed the subject and the screenplay of the film PANE E BURLESQUE with other authors, also taking care of the direction. The film was released in 190 copies and won the Troisi New Generation Prize and the Amici di Ischia Award 2015 as an Emerging Director.
In 2013 he signs the subject of the documentary ALL STORIES ABOUT PIERA, which wins a Special Mention at the 2014 Nastri d’Argento.
Among others, he also works on a documentary on Carlo Verdone and on various fictions produced by Endemol. In addition, she signs the subjects and texts for numerous documentaries broadcast on Rai 3 and Sky Arte.
In 2017, she directed two short films: PUNTO E A CAPO, with Gigi Proietti, Luca Zingaretti and Emanuele Proprizio (special event at the Festival of Rome 2017, part of the "Trame d'autore" project) and CRISTALLO, with Daphne Scoccia and Giglia Marra, a short against violence against women and special event at the 2017 Turin Film Festival.
CRISTALLO wins two prizes at the "Cortinametraggio" Festival (Best Actress Daphne Scoccia and Best Short for Soroptmist Club), two awards at the "Social World Film Festival" (Best Actress Daphne Scoccia and Best Short for the Youth Jury), is a finalist, among others, at the "Sguardi Altrove" Festival, at the "20th International Festival Inventa un Film" by Lenola, at the "Corti In Cortile" Festival in Catania (where Daphne Scoccia wins Best Actress), at the Dosolo Festival (where receives a Special Mention). Moreover, he is among the 15 finalists at the "Corti d'Argento" and it won the prestigious UNIVERSAL PRIZE.
From December 2018, it began his tour in festivals around the world, and is also a finalist at the "LIFT-OFF SESSON" in Great Britain (Pinewood Studios), at the "INSHORT FILM FESTIVAL" in Nigeria (in collaboration with the Goethe Institute ) and in various American festivals.
Finally, the short was purchased by Universal and broadcast on Studio Universal channel. In 2019 it will be purchased and broadcast also on Rai.
She has just recently directed the short I SOGNI SOSPESI (semifinalis at the LOS ANGELES CINE FEST ), with Melania Dalla Costa, Giovanni Maria Buzzatti and Francesca Cardinale; she also shot the documentary RITRATTI DI FAMIGLIA in Sardinia (winner of a competition announced by the Sardinia Region).

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Director Statement

In a "narrative space", the short film tries to investigate the mechanisms that occur when an act of violence is performed or received, going to dig into the maze of the mind of the performer or the victim of an aggression in a couple relationship .
"CRISTALLO" arises, among the main objectives, that of sensitizing and making public opinion reflect on the violence concealed within the home, a very current social scourge that flows, every day more, into what is called " femicide ".
The story told in the short film intends therefore to draw attention to the need to intervene to stem any type of bullying or aggression suffered in daily life, but also to open a debate and explain - through "vision" and awareness - to what consequences it can bring physical or psychological violence.
Starting from these premises, the short film also intends to underline how male violence on women takes multiple forms and modalities, although physical violence is the easiest to recognize. There is no profile of the woman-type who suffers violence, and the protagonists of the short film give life, metaphorically, TO ALL THE WOMEN WHO SUBJECT A VIOLENCE FROM THE MAN WHO LOVE.

Violence against women has long been increasingly at the center of public and political debate. And the reason is soon said: the phenomenon is reaching dimensions that define "widespread in all regions, in all strata and social roles" is little.

CRYSTAL tries to make people reflect on the value of a "complaint" to go out and save themselves from a situation of domestic violence.