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BLACK DAYS, WHITE NIGHTS



Italy, 2013, HD - Black and White - 3:33

DIRECTED BY:
Carina Wachsmann

CAST:
Adesewa Bertolazzi, Alice Traversi

PHOTOGRAPHY:
Carina Wachsmann

EDITING:
Christine Rockenfeller

MUSIC:
Emanuele Vesci

PRODUCER:
Martina Biccheri, Carina Wachsmann

PRODUCTION:
Rust&Gold

STORY DESCRIPTION:

"Black Days, White Nights" is an anthem to beauty, fashion and arts, but most of all to contrast. It symbolizes lightness and darkness, hope and despair, life and death. Light only has a meaning in relation to darkness. Hope only exists when despair precedes. Death gives meaning to our lives. We only exist in terms of these conflicts, in the very moment when black and white clash. The city of Rome, headquarters of the Vatican and the Catholic Church, is definitely the most suggestive scenery for challenging contrasts. It is witness of contradictions of thousands of years, literally it's where heaven and hell collapse and rise at the same moment. The film "Black Days, White Nights" wants to awake awareness of the beauty of contrasts that surrounds us every day, and every night.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:

Carina Wachsmann was born in Ulm, Germany. She graduates at University of Applied Sciences in Germany obtaining a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts and Communication Design in 2005. With an awarded DAAD scholarship she studies photography, video and cinema at the Cleveland Institute of Art in the United States, 8 months later she moves to Rome, Italy. Between 2006 and 2010 she collaborates with international design and advertising agencies as an art director. In the same years she intensifies her passion for the film business and assists on italian and american productions such as “Angels and Demons” with Tom Hanks and “Miracle of Sant Anna” by Spike Lee. She also attends acting classes with professionals from the Actor's Studio New York which leads her to interpret several roles in italian TV series and a feature film. In 2009 she co-produces, co-directs and interprets her first documentary film "Trukulutru" which has been screened on international film festivals and had its US premiere in march 2013 in New York at the Queens Museum of Art. In 2012 she co-founds Rust&Gold communication with italian photographer Martina Biccheri.

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