THE PRISON OF ZARQA
a short film by Ian Cardinali
Language: ENG / ARABIC – Subtitle ENG / ITA
16:9 – Color – Stereo
Country of Production Italy
Sullo sfondo degli scontri della Primavera Araba, uno dei leader della rivolta viene imprigionato in un bunker sotterraneo. Una figura senzaidentità tenta di convincerlo a guidare la rivolta con la forza dell’intelletto piuttosto che con la rabbia.
While the Arab Spring outbreaks, one of the riot leaders is imprisoned in an underground bunker. A mysterious figure tries to convince him to lead the riot through the strength of wisdom rather than rage.
- written and directed by IAN CARDINALI
- cast TWFIK SNOUSS, YOUCEF AGA
- cinematography by JURI FANTIGROSSI
- editing by RODNEE JAYRICKS
- editing supervision ILENIA ZINCONE
- score composer FEDERICO BRICCARELLO
- artwork designer ILARIA BARILAI
- make-up artist ARIANNA FERRAZIN
- a SIBERIA DISTRIBUTION
Born in Rome, He dedicated myself to filmmaking since my teenage years through personal projects. In 2015, he moved to the UK and enrolled at the University of Kent. In the UK he studied Film Studies as well as learning from side modules focused on Politics and Sociology. This versatile background drew him closer to the craft of documentary. He was involved in the production of documentaries at the Langbehn unpartnered Media in 2018. He’s currently producing documentaries for the Verano Monumental Cemetery of Rome as well as working on film sets as Assistant Director. In 2020 he completed my debut short film The Prison of Zarqa, developing the short as a dialogue between reality and fiction and through the use of different film media. His goal is to reinforce this creative process and shape it into a personal style to create original and compelling films.