Thousand Bridges

In a Venice framed by bridges and unforgettable sunsets, Chiara, a former athlete now confined to a wheelchair, and her boyfriend Tommaso, trapped in his new role as caretaker, struggle through their love story's inevitable finale.

  • Nicolò Amedeo Novek
    Virtuoso, Controlled Laughter, Scuola di Pulizia
  • Nicolò Amedeo Novek
    Controlled Laughter, Ye Shanghai
  • Claudia Sferrazza
  • Nicolò Mazzurco
  • Nicolò Amedeo Novek
    Virtuoso, Controlled Laughter
  • Giacomo De Bello
    Tales of Blood, Scarrafone, La Guerra di Valeria
  • Emma Padoan
    Key Cast
    Odio il Natale 2
  • Giulio Foccardi
    Key Cast
    Across the River and Into the Trees
  • Giulia Renée
    Key Cast
    Tenebra - Questa è la Mia Vendetta
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Mille Ponti
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  • Runtime:
    23 minutes 22 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 16, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    12,000 EUR
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  • Language:
    English, Italian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital - Blackmagic Raw
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Director Biography - Nicolò Amedeo Novek

Nicolò A. Novek (Nico Amedeo) is an Italian-American actor, writer and director who began his career in the Shanghai independent film industry.

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Director Statement

When you first watch it, "Mille Ponti" appears to be a story about the obstacles that a person in a wheelchair encounters in the city of Venice—a city with hundreds or bridges, where you walk thousands of steps every day—but, when you look beyond Sara’s disability, the story really recounts the difficulties that any one of us could face when an unfortunate change of circumstances alters the 'role' we always thought to play. How difficult can it be to adapt to these changing circumstances, or changing expectations?

The fairy tale endings we often see, or come to expect in our movies and novels, seldom exist in real life. When trouble strikes, we often make selfish choices, that frequently haunt our futures with regrets. Our film provides a different perspective on these unfortunate life events, by following Tommaso and his feelings for Sara as he tries to navigate their changed relationship.

We hope the film will help viewers reconsider the regretful decisions they still carry with them.