EFP Cannes
25 September 2017

Isaac

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Isaac (Isacco)

original title:

ISACCO

directed by:

cast:

Giovanni Calcagno, Vanessa Scalera, Valeria Ghignone, Anatol Sassi, Mattia Baldelli, Leonardo Russo, Jaon Macalpin Gunn, Mario Cenciarelli, Maria Ricciardella

cinematography:

set design:

Carmen De Lillo

costume design:

production:

country:

Italy

year:

2013

film run:

15'

format:

DCP - colour

status:

Ready (05/11/2013)

festival & awards:

A child is playing in the park with some clay figures that he molds and animates with his hands. He makes up stories using them as his protagonists. His favorite puppet is called Isaac: he is a little boy just like him, who dreams, makes wishes, and trusts the world. Isaac is happy because he has to go to the mountains to help his father, who is called Abraham. As it turns out, the story enacted by the child is the sacrifice of Isaac. But, after having gotten to know Isaac, what effect will the story have?

DIRECTOR'S NOTES
“Isaac is a short film that merges together observational cinema, animation, and the special effects of claymation, using clay as the expressive medium to represent the deepest emotions of real characters. It’s a story about the father-son bond, about trust and betrayal, about fear and overcoming it by using your imagination.”