Nico Bonomolo
Italy 2021 / 10’30” / international preview

A man goes to work and sees a boat for sale. He dreams about a life to leave behind. He sets off, the dream is replaced by memories, the mistral wind forces him into an emergency landing. A woman, another story, a new beginning? Like in one of Escher’s drawings, everything starts again where it seems to have ended.

Direction, Writer, Animation, Editing, Sound: Nico Bonomolo
Producer: Salvo Ficarra, Valentino Picone, Attilio de Razza
Production: Tramp LTD, Studiorain
3D Animation: Maurilla Moscarelli
Animators: Antonino Chisari, Sonia Costa, Sebiana Trigila
Colors: Nico Bonomolo, Renato Monticciolo, Francesca Paola Turco
Music: Gioacchino Balistreri
Musicians: Gioacchino Balistreri, Francesco Biscari
Supervisor: Salvo Carramusa

Nico Bonomolo

Is a painter and a director of animated cinema. His works are displayed in various private and public collections, including the permanent collection of the Guttuso Museum in Bagheria, and are part of the SACS Archives of the Museo Riso in Palermo. His short films have received important awards at major festivals around the world. His last work, Confino, was the only Italian animated short film running for the 2018 Oscars, and has won more than forty official awards and selections, as well as nominations for the David di Donatello and the Globo d’Oro for best short film. Since 2017, he has collaborated with the Locarno Film Festival, running workshops on animation in the Kids section. In 2018, he started working on his first feature film, Maestrale, produced by Trampltd with Studiorain.

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