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AWARDS & SELECTIONS

Santa Barbara Int’l FF
Int’l Film Festival of India, IFFI / FIAPF A-List
Brussels Ind. FF, winner Best Narrative Feature Film
Venice Film Week, winner Best Narrative Feature Film

LOGLINE

After a failed suicide attempt due the loss of her child, Anna questions the essence of her existence.

SYNOPSIS

Anna lost her child in an accident. Estranged from mundane life she has stopped feeling physical pain. Numb, she decides to end her life throwing herself out of a window.

Miraculously Anna survives and wakes up in a nursing home where she befriends a nurse and a young boy. Slowly Anna starts to create meaning to her existence in hope to be able to carry on living.

But how does this created meaning relate to actual reality? Anna keeps struggling with how to perceive her surroundings, and is once again confronted with a difficult choice.

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE FILM  /  QUOTE BRUSSELS JURY

"To bring a subject as grief and guilt for the loss of a child in a magical realistic way, makes it all the more poignant. The imaginary takes over the narrative storyline. Is it a dream, is it the continuation of the nightmare, or a second chance that never will be fulfilled? The black white photography brings the story to its essence. A powerful film about a delicate subject, according to the jury."

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE FILM  /  QUOTE VENICE FILM WEEK JURY

"Giulio Musi’s 'Humanization' beautifully depicts the mental and physical effects of grief. It explores one woman’s futile attempts to regain her humanity after being completely consumed by depression and emotional despondency. The serenity of the nursing home in which Anna resides, as well that of its surrounding landscape, is in stark contrast to her outbursts of violence and self-harm. Her episodes are shot in a manner void of all emotion; the cinematography doesn’t reflect the audiences apprehension toward these disturbing images, but rather Anna’s vacant disposition, depicting them bluntly and without reserve. The entire film evokes a dreamlike feeling that blurs the lines between reality and fiction, thus skilfully emulating Anna’s loosening grip on humanity."

PRESS  /  Indian Government's Press Information Bureau

GRANTS

Swedish Film Institute, Distribution Grant
The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, International Exchange Grant

CONTACT

Giulio Musi / giulio_musi@hotmail.com / +46 762591959