Zonderwater

Jesi ’39. Ezio is a young man on the run. He reaches a fountain where he meets three little girls who begin to “play” with the tarot cards. Each card is a symbol of a specific episode in Ezio’s story.

From his childhood room to the Zonderwater prison camp in South Africa, an emblematic place where his destiny will be fulfilled. Here the prisoners are engaged in sports. Ezio discovers fencing. Forced detention thus turns out to be the crucial moment of his change. His real birth.

Without an apparent chronological thread, a visionary time journey gradually unfolds. Ezio confronts the nightmares of the past; he reflects in disbelief in his future as fencing master of the greatest national athletes; awakens in a new present. Everything has been accomplished.

Ezio walks among little fencers dueling. One card is down. One of the very young fencers spots her. She takes it. Only she will know which card it is. A new destiny is about to unfold.

Selected
Greece International Film Festival 2023
Best actor
2023
(Greece)
Award-winning
Cuckoo International Film Awards 2023
Best director
2023
(India)
Award-winning
Birsamunda International Film Awards 2023
Best director
2023
(India)
Award-winning
Rameshwaram International Film Festival 2023
Best director
2023
(India)
Selected
Bridge of Peace 2023
Best short film
2023
(France)
Selected
Anti-War International Independent Film Festival 2023
Best short film
2023
(Estonia)
Selected
Matera Sport Film Festival 2023
Best short film
2023
(Italy)
Award-winning
Kookai International Film Festival 2023
Best sport film
2023
(India)
Award-winning
Overtime Film Festival 2023
Best short film
2023
(Italy)
Selected
HIFF - HALO International Film Festival
Best war film
2023
(Russian)

Original title

Zonderwater

Production country

Italy

Year

2022

Duration

00h:17m:34s

Genre

Fiction

Original languaje

Italian

Subtitles

English

Sport

Fencing

Direction

Jonathan

Production

Jonathan
Subwaylab
Francesco

Trailer

Sessions where it is shown

Without limits 22 February 19:00 Cinemes Girona

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