Bismillah (2019)


Italy – 2018

Director: Alessandro Grande
Screenplay: Alessandro Grande
Runtime: 14’
Cast: Linda Mresy, Francesco Colella, Belhassen Bouhali, Basma Bouhali
Editing: Filippo Montemurro
Cinematography: Francesco Di Pierro
Sound: Luca Cafarelli
Production: Indaco Film
Sales: Zen Movie, Virginia Gherardini
Language: Tunisian, Italian
Awards: David Di Donatello Award For Best Short Film (Accademia Del Cinema Italiano 2018), Amnesty International Award For Best Short Film (Giffoni Film Festival 2018), Absolute Best Short Film Fice-Anec, Augustus Color Award, Special Mention For The Music (Cortinametraggio 2018), Best Short Film (Festival de Cine Italiano de Madrid 2018), Best Short Film (Kazan Int. Film Festival 2018), Best Short Film (Magna Graecia Film Festival 2018), Special Mention of the Jury (La Città Incantata Film Festival 2018), Best Director (Corti In Opera 2018), Best Actress (Fabriano Film Fest 2018), Best Short Film (Buddha Int. Film Festival 2018), Best Child Performance (Malta Short Film Festival 2018), Best Short Film, Best Actress (Metricamente Corto 2018)

Samira is only ten years old and is at home on her own, looking after her older brother, who is in bed with severe belly pains. It will be a night full of worry with the fear that they will be discovered as illegal immigrants. To give herself courage, the little girl intones a traditional Muslim children’s song.

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