Flesh and Dust

Flesh and dust are mixed in the life of a farmer who, in the carnal relations with his environment, has to face the unpredictability of nature.

  • Antonio La Camera
    Director
    The Protagonist, Killer's Sight
  • Antonio La Camera
    Writer
    Exasperation, Killer's Sight
  • Antonio La Camera
    Producer
    The Protagonist, Killer's Sight
  • Giovanni La Camera
    Key Cast
    Killer's Sight
  • Antonio La Camera
    Director of Photography
    Killer's Sight
  • Antonio La Camera
    Editor
    The Protagonist, Killer's Sight
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Carne e Polvere
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 5, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    200 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Italy
  • Country of Filming:
    Italy
  • Shooting Format:
    HD 1080p 25fps
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • BFI "Future Film Festival" 2016
    London
    February 17, 2016
    UK Premiere
  • Cortocircuito - Savigliano Film Festival 2016
    Savigliano
    Italy
    April 17, 2016
    Italian premiere
  • AGRinCORTO
    Cinisello Balsamo
    Italy
    May 5, 2016
    Agricultural cooperative Award
  • FOCUS International Film Festival Spring 2016

    United States
    Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Score
  • 19° CinemAmbiente - Enviromental Film Festival
    Torino
    Italy
    June 3, 2016
  • Terre di Cinema – International Cinematographers Days

    Italy
  • Festival de l'Environnement / Milieufestival
    Bruxselles
    Belgium
    June 3, 2016
    Belgian premiere
  • Ischia Film Festival
    Ischia
    Italy
    June 28, 2016
  • RacCORTIamoci
    Messina
    Italy
    June 22, 2016
  • Giornata del Cortometraggio
    Castrovillari
    Italy
    June 30, 2016
  • Periferia dell'Impero Film Festival
    Sessa Arunca
    Italy
    July 22, 2016
  • AIFF - Ariano International Film Festival
    Ariano Irpino
    Italy
    August 5, 2016
  • 4th CFF - Caselle Film Festival
    Caselle in Pittari
    Italy
    August 18, 2016
  • La Grande Abbuffata - Concorso di cortometraggi a tema enogastronomico
    Pozzuoli
    Italy
    September 10, 2016
  • Labour Film Festival
    Sesto San Giovanni
    Italy
    September 26, 2016
  • FOOD Film Fest 2016
    Bergamo
    Italy
    September 15, 2016
  • CortoDino - Premio Internazionale del Cortometraggio Dino De Laurentiis 2016
    Torre Annunziata
    Italy
    October 31, 2016
  • Russia-Italia Film Festival 2016
    Moscow
    Russian Federation
    November 4, 2016
    Russian premiere
  • 30th Braunschweig International Film Festival
    Braunschweig
    Germany
    November 9, 2016
    German premiere
  • Rivoli International Film Festival 2016
    Rivoli
    Italy
    November 25, 2016
    Best Actor
  • V Festival de Cine y Naturaleza "Valle de la Fuenfría"
    Valle de la Fuenfría
    Spain
    December 3, 2016
    Spanish premiere
  • Pentedattilo International Short Film Festival 2016
    Pentedattilo
    Italy
    December 9, 2016
  • Hak-İş Kısa Film
    Ankara
    Turkey
    December 13, 2016
    Turkish premiere
    Best short movie
  • Graffi Visual Cultures Festival
    San Giorgio del Sannio
    Italy
    February 18, 2017
  • Pázmány Film Festival - Festival internazionale del cortometraggio
    Budapest
    Hungary
    February 6, 2017
    Hungarian Premiere
    Best director
  • Al-Nahj International Film Festival
    Kerbela
    Iraq
    April 4, 2017
    Iraqi Premiere
  • IL Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    April 30, 2017
  • Skepto International Film Festival
    Cagliari
    Italy
    May 11, 2017
  • Trofeo "La Lanterna"
    Genova
    Italy
    June 8, 2017
  • Fabriano Film Fest
    Fabriano
    Italy
    June 10, 2017
    Special Award "Claudio Casadio Tarabusi" Eyes on the World
  • FMK International Short Film Festival
    Pordenone
    Italy
    July 4, 2017
  • Catone Film Festival
    Monte Porzio Catone
    Italy
    July 15, 2017
  • Smaragdni Eco Film Festival
    Hrvatska Kostajnice
    Croatia
    June 6, 2017
    Croatian Premiere
  • Sandalia Sustainability Film Festival
    Sardegna
    Italy
    March 20, 2017
  • Novara Cine Festival
    Novara
    Italy
    October 11, 2017
  • MOVIEMMECE - Cinefestival della Biodiversità del Cibo e delle Culture
    Napoli
    Italy
    October 28, 2017
    Young Jury Award
  • Lebanon International Short Film Festival
    Tyre
    Lebanon
    December 27, 2017
    Lebanon Premiere
    Best Cinematography
  • FIFE - Festivalul International De Film Etnografic
    Zlatna
    Romania
    September 22, 2017
    Romanian premiere
  • RoundGlass Samsara International Environmental Film Festival
    Bangalore
    India
    October 2, 2017
    Indian premiere
  • Working Title Film Festival
    Vicenza
    Italy
    April 29, 2018
  • Mostra del Cinema di Taranto
    Taranto
    Italy
    May 21, 2018
  • Palma CineCaffé
    Trevignano Romano
    Italy
    May 27, 2018
    Best shortmovie
  • OFF – Ortometraggi Film Festival
    Borgagne
    Italy
    June 1, 2018
    3rd place - Best Shortfilm
  • Coltiva Corti Diretti - Festival del Cinema Rurale Contadino
    Commessaggio
    Italy
    June 9, 2018
    Special Jury Mention
  • Cefalù Film Festival
    Cefalù
    Italy
    May 1, 2018
  • Food Film Festival @PalcoAgricolo SudMilano
    Milano
    Italy
    March 31, 2019
Director Biography - Antonio La Camera

Antonio La Camera was born in Castrovillari, Cosenza (Italy) on 18 May 1990. After graduating with honors in Cinema and Visual Arts at the Roma Tre University, he attended courses in directing and screenwriting at the film school "Sentieri Selvaggi " in Rome.

His short films have been screened at over 90 international and national festivals including the British Film Institute "Future Film Festival" (UK), "Braunschweig Film Festival" (Germany), "Ischia Film Festival" (Italy), "Fabriano Film Fest "(Italy), Al-Nahj International Shortfilm Festival (Iraq)," CinemAmbiente - Enrivomental Film Festival "(Italy)," Terre di Cinema - International Cinematographers Days "(Italy) and was among the authors of Italian short films that represented Italy at the "RIFF - Russia-Italy Film Festival" (Russia). He has won important awards such as the award for best director awarded by the "Pázmány Film Festival" organized by the Italian Cultural Institute of Budapest and the prize for the best international short film at the Turkish festival "Hak-İş Short Film Festival".

In 2018 he was a jury member at the "ICFF - International Children 's Film Festival" (India) and "Pollino Film Fest" (Italy). He is the artistic director of the “Castrovillari International Film Festival”.

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Director Statement

“Flesh and Dust" was born from the need to recover a part of my past that still affects my imagination. When I was a child, following my father in his farm work, I developed a special relationship with nature and rural life, a bond I partly lost when I left Calabria, my homeland, and moved to the city of Rome. To retrieve this past, I decided to make a short film that have my father engaged in person to tell his life and the relationship with his environment. A primitive and profound relationship with a job that my father carries with fatigue and dedication even today. But to do this, I did not want a "story" made of words, but a story made only of images and sounds, which restored the atmosphere, the times and even the “smells” of my land.

Starting from this basic idea I started to shoot the short film without a real screenplay, improvising during the shooting and letting reality get inside the camera lens. The editing took place parallel to the shooting, creating a free process in which pre-production, production and post-production traveled in parallel, affecting each other. My father reacted very positively to the inputs I gave him on the set, and indeed proved to be a carrier of ideas and key tips for the success of the work.

Having shot the short film without any budget and without any member of the crew, I worked alone in total freedom, covering the roles of director of photography, sound engineer and editor and immersing myself totally in the technical and spiritual realization of the work.