A BREATH OF LIFE
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A BREATH OF LIFE

Directed by Daniele Coluccini, Matteo Botrugno

Info

Director: Daniele Coluccini, Matteo Botrugno
Section: International Independents
Country: Germany, Italy
Year: 2021
PT: EIN HAUCH LEBEN
OT: C'È UN SOFFIO DI VITA SOLTANTO
Language: Italian
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Lucy Salani, Porpora Marcasciano, Simone Cangelosi, Ambra Guarnieri, Louise Lisette Ngo Nyoung
18+

Logline

An uplifting but never sentimental documentary portrait of an extraordinary figure of 20th-century history.

At 95, Lucy is the oldest transsexual woman in Italy and one of the few remaining survivors of the Dachau concentration camp. Her tumultuous life becomes a metaphor of the human will to persevere. Lucy’s reflections are not only full of wisdom, but also attest to a young-at-heart, almost indestructible cheerfulness. Above all, she is passionate about the cosmos.

Show calendar

Calendar

  • Q&A with Daniele Coluccini and Matteo Botrugno

    Amerikahaus Theatersaal
  • Q&A with Daniele Coluccini and Matteo Botrugno

    City 2

Meet the director

A BREATH OF LIFE

Daniele Coluccini, Matteo Botrugno

Matteo Botrugno (on the left) and Daniele Coluccini, both born in Rome in 1981, studied history and film criticism. After working as film critics, they decided to make independently produced short films. CHRYSALIS, the first in a trilogy of short films, was screened at various film festivals in 2007. It was followed by EUROPA (also 2007) and SISIFO (2008), the latter of which was named best short film at the International Film Festival in Mexico. Since 2008 they have made several music videos. Their feature-length debut came with ET IN TERRA PAX (2010). TAINTED SOULS (2017), their second feature-length film, was screened at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN in 2018. A BREATH OF LIFE is their first feature-length documentary.

Credits

Screenplay: Daniele Coluccini, Matteo Botrugno
Director of Photography: Matteo Botrugno, Daniele Coluccini,Luca Matteucci
Film Editor: Mario Marrone
Composer: Matteo Botrugno, Daniele Coluccini
Sound: Dominic Titus
Sound design: Dario Calvari (Lightcut Film)
Producer: Daniele Coluccini, Matteo Botrugno, Giuseppe Lepore, Simone Isola, Flavia Oertwig
Production Company: Blue Mirror, Bielle Re
Co-Production Company: Tama Filmproduktion, Kimera Film
World Sales: True Colours - Glorious Films
Distributor: Tama Filmproduktion

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