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Tesqua (Steppe)

The steppe, “Tesqua” in Latin, is a place with large spaces and sparse vegetation. An almost dry plain that suggests a sense of death and aridity. Its cracks resemble those of the skin consumed by time, regrets and painful memories. From everything we want to remove from us. Pain arises from the barren cracks of the world, it cannot be hidden, concealed, set on fire like paper of an old letter, it must be looked at and not be terrified. It's not simple, and sometimes it becomes impossible. It is better to sink the evil into the abyssal cavities of the unconscious, into the ancestral depths of the earth and of memory, to render it harmless and forgetful. But the pain returns like a skull between the dry cracks of the ground, calls and invokes an answer that is not to ignore and bury, it returns to request a confrontation that cannot be repeated. Under a pale sky, among the winding paths of an uncertain life, man meets himself and his destiny and knows that he can no long.

  • Carmen Cirigliano
    Directors and writer of "Kaspar Kohl's Secret" and "Game Over, click to continue".
  • Carmine Menzella
    Writer of stories and novels.
  • Carmine Menzella
  • Laboratorio Inchiostro Nero
  • Nicolò Milano
    Key Cast
    "The Explorer"
  • Carmine Menzella
    Key Cast
    "The Guardian"
  • Nicola Cotugno
    Key Cast
  • Pietro Coretti
    Key Cast
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    15 minutes
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    September 1, 2019
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    1,500 EUR
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Director Biography - Carmen Cirigliano

Graduated with 110/110 cum laude in Modern literature, and subsequently graduated with honors in Linguistics, Philology and Literature, she subsequently deepened her passion for writing, cinema and animation through courses for filmmakers, focusing in particular on the screenplay and directing, comic workshop and cinematographic animation, and video editing and post-production courses. Passionate about stop-motion animation and constructing puppets and miniature sets, she cultivates and perfects her self-taught skills. Author of screenplays for theater and short films, she is the author of novels and short stories published in personal collections and anthologies, as well as articles and literary and musical reviews. In addition to being a screenwriter and director of short films, she is also a storyboarder, puppetmaker and creator of papier-mâché props for the theater.

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