SHORTS IN COMPETITION: NARRATIVE

NIGHTSHIFT BELONGS TO THE STARS

Directed by Edoardo Ponti
SHORT NARRATIVE 23 Minutes North American Premiere
FILM GUIDE NIGHTSHIFT BELONGS TO THE STARS
On the eve of their respective open-heart surgeries, Matteo and Sonia forge a friendship through a mutual passion for mountaineering and a promise to climb together in the Dolomites, in Trentino, Italy. Will their hearts survive the challenge? Though Sonia’s husband Mark worries about his wife and feels threatened by Matteo, the two aim for the summit, opening the route to a new beginning and a second chance at life.

Screening in Shorts Program: Skin Deep
Drama
About the Director(s)
EDOARDO PONTI was born in Switzerland and graduated from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. He has written and directed the features Between Strangers and Coming & Going and this year will star in the film The Girl from Nagasaki. The Nightshift Belongs to the Stars is his first Italian-language film.

Film Info
  • Section:
    Shorts in Competition: Narrative
  • Year:
    2012
  • Length:
    23 minutes
  • Language:
    English, Italian
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    North American
  • Connect:
Cast & Credits
  • Cinematographer:
    Ferran Paredes Rubio
  • Screenwriter:
    Erri De Luca
  • Producer:
    Silvia Bizio, Paola Porrini Bisson, Massimiliano Di Lodovico
  • Director:
    Edoardo Ponti
  • Editor:
    Chiara Griziotti
  • Executive Producer:
    Aurelio Laino & Elena Alessia
  • Composer:
    William Goodrum
  • Cast:
    Nastassja Kinski, Enrico LoVerso, Julian Sands, Erri De Luca

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