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Monochrome

Is the story of Thomas, a problematic 10 years old child, and Sarah,

his imaginary girlfriend.

Director and screenplay: Francesca Staasch
Cast: Samuele Cosimo, Francesca Cuttica, Vittoria Marzano
Produced and distributed by Caro film & PFA film
Director of photography: Luca Coassin A.i.c.
Editing: Maria Fantastica Valmori
Costumes: Olivia Bellini
Scenography: Paki Meduri
Music: Vonneumann
Year: 2007
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
– First prize – Festival Internazionale di Corti Baia Flaminia 2008
– Best Photography al II° Festival Alto Vicentino
– Rome Independent Film Festival R.I.F.F. 2008
– Nominee Best Screenplay, Best Actress at Francesca Cuttica e the best photography to Naperville Film Festival
– First prize al Tirana International Short Film Festival
– San Francisco Bay International Children Film Festival
– Schweitzer Lakedance International Film Festival 2008
– Finalist al Cercola Film Festival 2008
– Round Film and Video Festival (Rimini – Italy)
– CortoXX
– Telesia in Corto (Benevento)
– Amarcort (Rimini)
– Schweitzer Lakedance International Film Festival 2008
Plot:

Is the story of Thomas, a problematic 10 years old child, and Sarah, his imaginary girlfriend. Thomas has no friends, his father is absent and his mother too preoccupied with practical problems. The friendship of Sara overcomes the loneliness and a hostile school environment and helps Thomas not remember what he has removed. When Sara disappears relives the trauma and Thomas finally confronts himself with reality.

Bio – filmografia regista: Francesca Staasch

Francesca Staasch è nata a Roma il 9 settembre 1973. Attualmente vive e lavora a Roma. Si diploma in Art and Technique of Filmaking nel 1997 presso la “London Film School” – Artista residente nel 2000, nella sezione cinema e videoarte, presso “La Cité Internazionale Des Arts” a Parigi – collabora come script editor e sceneggiatrice – autrice e regista teatrale –

Filmografia – principali regie

1995 – “alexandra” cortometraggio 1 min LFS Londra

1997 – “Sara, darling…” mediometraggio 40 min LFS Londra

1998 – “scene of the Crime” docu-drama sulle baby-gang commissionato da “Architect Association” 10 min Londra

2000: collaborazioni video con il duo elettronico parigino Melmac – nasce il videoclip 00:05:09 e la Videoistallazione: “Blu contro il televisore” Parigi

2003 – “Anime Inesatte” lungometraggio digitale ad episodi – realizza 6 episodi –

2003 – “La finestra” 5 min cortometraggio realizzato all’interno dello stage di regia di Abbas Kiarostami alla Golden di Torino.

2004 – “Antefatto” 5 min cortometraggio Skintrade – Roma

2007 Monochrome – 12 min cortometraggio – Caro Film / PFA film Roma