ASPETTANDO IL TRENO

An elderly woman is making coffee while a man sleeps restlessly. The man wakes up. He runs in vain to catch a train that speeds away. He wants to leave, to flee: he relives his suicide – his obscure illusion – he mimes it repeatedly. Other trains pass — in vain.

 

regia/director catherine mcgilvray
sceneggiatura/screenplay catherine mcgilvray e francesco siciliano
fotografia/cinematographer vincenzo marinese
montaggio/editing giovanni ballantini
musica / music da repertorio – from repertoire
suono / sound vittorio melloni
cast/cast francesca ronconi, francesco siciliano
genere /genre fiction
formato originale/original format 35 mm – b/n
durata/running time 11’
anno di produzione/year of production 2003
paese di produzione/country of production italia – italy
produzione/production cesare landricina per media land s.r.l.
distribuzione/distribution media land s.r.l.
 

 

CAPALBIO INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Miglior Film Italiano

 

Catherine McGilvray was born in Rome in 1965 of an Australian father and French mother. She received a degree in History of the Theatre at the Sapienza University in Rome. She later obtained a diploma in Directing from the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia and did further study in film and television writing at the A.F.T.R.S. in Sydney, Australia. She worked for several years with the Barberio Corsetti theatrical company before becoming a translator of literary works. She is the author and hostess of feature shows for Rai Radio3.

An elderly woman is making coffee while a man sleeps restlessly. The man wakes up. He runs in vain to catch a train that speeds away. He wants to leave, to flee: he relives his suicide – his obscure illusion – he mimes it repeatedly. Other trains pass — in vain. Then the noise of time is drowned by silence — the white, pure light of two waiting spirits. Together they try a dance step: they are youth and old age embraced to one another. Finally, when tenderness is no longer opposed by obsession, she leaves. He continues to sleep but no longer dreams.

 

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