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Aurora is a shy and sensitive girl, taking clarinet lessons. One day, as she plays a score in her room, she gets drawn by a mysterious sound coming from outside, which appears to be communicating with her. Curious, the girl tries to find out where that sound is hailing from as she walks through the countryside around her house, until she arrives near a grove. Entering the woods, Aurora finds out that the sound comes from a strange being, very tall, with a humanoid semblance hiding within the vegetation. Aurora, besting her initial fear, starts to communicate with the being who says his name is Xamien and that he comes from a dying world from which he escaped together with his kind to find a new place to live in. The encounter with Xamien deeply scars Aurora, to the point she loses consciousness on her way home. Her parents, worried by their daughter’s disappearance, seek their neighbours’ help to go look for her. Once found nearby the grove, gasping and exhausted, they bring her back home as she tries to explain what happened. Concerned by their daughter’s incredible tale, her parents decide to take her to a rehab clinic. While at the clinic, Aurora meets a nurse whom, unlike her parents, is willing to listen to her and believe what the girl is telling him.

  • Michele Carrara
  • Riccardo Arpaia
  • Michele Carrara
  • Riccardo Arpaia
  • Michele Carrara
  • Maria Innocente Giugliano
    Key Cast
  • Anthony Dylan Ciliberti
    Key Cast
  • Maria Grazia Di Donato
    Key Cast
    "Aurora's mother"
  • Enzo Samaritani
    Key Cast
    "Aurora's father"
  • Michele Amedeo Vacca
    Key Cast
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    21 minutes 8 seconds
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    November 15, 2021
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    1,200 EUR
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Director Biography - Michele Carrara, Riccardo Arpaia

Michele Carrara was born in Latisana (Udine) on April 8th 1975. He is an emerging professional videomaker and in 2019 he graduated as Director of Photography, Shooting Operator and Montage Operator of audiovisual materials at the National Academy of Cinema in Bologna.
From 2002 to 2007 he attended the Dante Agostini Drum School of Paris, getting the "Advanced" level certificate of study.
To his credit, in addition to participating in Italian musical productions, he has self-produced the CD "Il Colorista" (2008), the documentary "Il Forte di Precenicco" (2016), which he also directed, and part of the soundtrack and the co-production as a Director of Photography in the documentary film "Nunca Màs Hermanos" (2017), directed by Eleonora Nascimben (stage name of Eleonora Gasparotto), award-winning movie in several international festivals. His recent productions include Riccardo Arpaia's short films “Shot” and “Mascara” and participation in educational projects funded by the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region.
Since 2009 he has been marking his productions with the symbol of his company "ACTIONSTUDIO FILMS", which has a lot of followers on the most popular social media.

Riccardo Arpaia was born in Castellammare di Stabia (Naples) on August 3, 1996. He is a young emerging film director and screenwriter. He wrote and directed “Take my hand” and “Scoliosis”, two very popular video clips on the most important social networks. In August 2019 he wrote and directed "Shot" and “Mascara”, a shorts currently enrolled in numerous international film festivals. In 2019 he obtained a diploma in Directing and Screenwriting at the National Academy of Cinema in Bologna.
From 23 June to 6 July 2019 he studied and obtained a master at the University Of California, Los Angeles School of Theater, Film and Television.
From 2012 to 2017 he studied and obtained a diploma in theater and film acting, diction, phonation and theatrical play at the Vesuviana Del Teatro Academy in Ottaviano (Naples).

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