Sweets

Directed by Matteo Panebarco | Short |

“Caramelle” [Italian for Sweets] is a short film that tells the tale of the inextricable tie between three generations: father/grandfather, daughter/mother, grandson/son. A bond so strong as to transcend the boundaries between Life and Death, the Earthly World, and the Afterlife, in an atmosphere of compelling magical realism.

It is a simple story: Lucia, a middle-aged woman visits her father’s grave in the local graveyard from time to time. One day she finds a sweet wrapper scrunched up in a ball on top his grave. This strange episode happens over and again until Lucia finds out that… but that would be telling… we won’t spoil your appetite, let’s just say that the whole story revolves around the sweets in the title, in our modern pop revisitation of the Proustian Madelaine!

With art direction by Concept and Visual Designer Carlo Casavecchia; this short film will be made using techniques in 3D animation, blended with real life modern day photos taken to celebrate little known corners of the city of Ravenna, in the area around its port, and with the addition of flashbacks, impressions and trips down memory lane.

Ravenna, which is a Unesco World Heritage city, is famed the world over for its celebrated monuments and mosaics. This short film, will celebrate a lesser-known Ravenna, revealing the city’s hidden -yet no less fascinating- jewels: its industrial skyline, the Darsena area in and around its port, and the everyday activities that go on by its canal and monumental cemetery.

Status
on going
ANIMATION
si
Direction
Matteo Panebarco
Production
Panebarco di D. Panebarco & C. s.a.s.
SUBJECT and SCRIPT
Matteo Panebarco / Camilla Panebarco / Carlo Casavecchia / Marianna Panebarco
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Andrea Fiumana
EDITING
Matteo Panebarco
Duration
6''
LOCATION
Ravenna
YEAR AND RELEVANT REGIONAL CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
Bando produzioni regionali - 2020