Shadows at Dawn

An old veteran returns home after many years and is welcomed by his wife. The two talk all night, sharing their memories. But there’s something strange in the woman’s words and the house itself seems to dissolve into a dream...

Short movie shot on Super16mm film

  • Vincenzo Laurella
    Director
  • Vincenzo Laurella
    Writer
  • Vincenzo Laurella
    Producer
  • Angelo Tosto
    Key Cast
    Cinema Paradiso (G. Tornatore)
  • Matilde Piana
    Key Cast
    Malèna (G. Tornatore)
  • Marta Cirello
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Ombre all'Alba
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Fantasy, Drama
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 21, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    Italy
  • Country of Filming:
    Italy
  • Language:
    Italian
  • Shooting Format:
    16mm
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.37:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Vincenzo Laurella

Vincenzo Laurella is an italian filmmaker and stage actor. He received his diploma from the drama school Umberto Spadaro of Teatro Stabile di Catania (the most prestigious in Sicily) and studied filmaking at the renowed APM school in northern Italy. His previous film is "Dalla Polvere" (From the Dust).

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Director Statement

I work on minimalistic fantasy movies set in the mediterranean, stories about a fading world, inhabited by ghosts. Starting from "Shadows at Dawn" I shoot on 16mm film.