The Years

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    The Years

    Gli anni

    Directed by

    Italy, France

    2018

    20 min

    • Italian

    Experimental

    A woman gives voice to the text GLI ANNI by Annie Ernaux, a few fragments collected on the shores of a timeless Sardinia. Neither the word nor the images pretend to exhaust the story of its history: the places of the past emerge as reverberations of a fragmentary and changing memory, invested with a new light. Gestures, faces, scenes of life lived in the family, reassembled and disengaged from the context of origin, become expressive elements of a confession that is at the same time discovery of self and collective narrative. A promise to be renewed, inscribed in the exchange between the archive and the word.

    Awards

    • Venice Short Film Nomination for The European Film Awards 2018

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Screenplay
    Annie Ernaux
    Editing
    Sara Fgaier
    Davide Minotti
    Production
    DUGONG FILMS
    Production
    RAI CINEMA
    Production
    FILMS GRAND HUIT
    Sara Fgaier

    Sara Fgaier

    Italy

    Was born in La Spezia in 1982. She graduated in History and Film Studies from the University of Bologna. In 2005 she studied at the Fare Cinema Film and Theatre School, directed by Marco Bellocchio and she began collaborating with Pietro Marcello: she was first assistant director on the documentary IL PASSAGGIO DELLE LINEA (2007); first assistant director, film editor and archive researcher on the film THE MOUTH OF THE WOLF (2009), Winner at the 27th Turin Film Festival, at the Berlin Film Festival and about twenty other awards in the long path between the international festivals in which it participated; she edited the documentary THE SILENCE OF PELESJAN (2011). She also edited the documentary THE TRAIN TO MOSCOW (2013) by Federico Ferrone and Michele Manzolini and she collaborated on the editing of the film SACRO GRA by Gianfroco Rosi, winner of the Golden Lion at the 70th Venice Film Festival in 2013. In 2012 she won the film section for the Rolex “Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative”, working for a year under the guidance of editor, sound designer and director, Walter Murch.

    Selected Filmography