Categoria Percorsi/Prospettive

Di Hleb Papou
Italia, 2018, 16’
Produzione Quasar Multimedia
Sceneggiatura:  Giuseppe Brigante, Emanuele Mochi, Hleb Papou
Wednesday 9, 5.00 pm, Cinema Zenith


An Italian girl of Nigerian origins collaborates with the police, translating the telephone wiretaps of Nigerian prostitutes’ traffic. Threats, curses, the murder of a madame. The interpreter remains deeply disturbed by this violent reality and by that remnant of ancestral beliefs that she rediscovers within herself. Award for the best soundtrack to CORTINAMETRAGGIO 2019.

Hleb Papou

Born in Minsk in Belarus, Hleb Papou has lived in Italy since 2003. In 2013 his first short film The Red Forest was selected at the Short Film Corner in Cannes and won the First Prize at the Rome FilmCorto National Festival. He graduated from DAMS, University of Roma Tre, and then finished his studies at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, graduating in directing. His graduation short film The Legionnaire is selected for the International Critics’ Week at the Venice Film Festival 2017 and in the Future Frames