2016 - 67' - English, Portuguese, Finnish, Swedish, Arabic, Greek, German (Available subtitles: English, Italian, German)
As winter takes over the European Arctic, it turns into an unrecognizable place, cold and dark. Throughout the polar night, the north feels removed from all human life, uninhabitable, just like the moon. And yet, it is home to people born in faraway lands.
In the midst of the hills of Lapland we find Moira, recently arrived from Greece, building an ice wall and searching for fulfillment; Tito in his dark room developing pictures, longing for the Summer light of Portugal; and Abdullah building a new Home, trying to forget harder times in Syria, which he has recently left.
I arrive to this place and share it with them. Love, family and purpose guide their lives. What has brought them here? And what keeps them here, immersed in darkness?
Nuno Escudeiro (1986, Tomar, Portugal) studied Media Studies in the University of Aveiro, Portugal and Documentary Fillmaking in Zelig, School for Documentary in Bolzano, Italy. He works on different fields of the moving image, exhibiting both in Gallery and in Film Festivals. Besides, his artistic work, Nuno Escudeiro has a background in advertisement and in television.
Bernadette Weber (1987, Graz, Austria) is a Filmmaker based in Italy. She has been studying Film, Digital Media and Philosophy in different cities of Europe and abroad, graduating 2011 in Rome, Italy and is currently specializing in Cinematography at ZeLIG school for documentary in Bolzano, Italy. Bernadette has been working as a Cinematographer/Videographer/Editor in different fields (docs, shorts, advertising, music, theatre) and operated as a director in short films based in Rome and Berlin.
Vikram Arora (1981, New Dehli, India) is a student of Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI), Kolkata, India, specializing in Film Editing. In a past life, Vikram worked in broadcast and internet journalism for over seven years with NDTV, the most influencial media house in India. He has also assisted international award-winning documentary filmmaking duo of Nandan Saxena and Kavita Bahl.
Country of production: Italy
Original Format: HD 1080 25p
Screening Format: DCP, Apple ProRes or any on request
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1 (mask 1.85:1)
Running time: 72'
Subtitles available: Italian / English / German
Director: Nuno Escudeiro
Cinematographer: Bernadette Weber
Editor: Vikram Arora
Soundrecordist: Vikram Arora