MY NAME IS EMILY

MY NAME IS EMILY (Il mio nome è Emily)

 MY NAME IS EMILY (Il mio nome è Emily)

 

Bologna, Cinema Odeon, Martedì 21 marzo, ore 9,30


 

 

 Bologna, Cinema Odeon, Tuesday 21 March, ore 9,30 

MY NAME IS EMILY (Il mio nome è Emily) 
Screenplay e Director: Simon Fitzmaurice 
Aiuto Director: Liz Gill 
Cinematography: Seamus Deasy 
Scenografia: John Hand 
Costumi: Judith Williams 
Editing: Emer Reynolds 
Colonna sonora: Stephen McKeon 
Production: Lesley McKimm, Kathryn Kennedy in coProduction con Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and the Irish Film Board 
Distribuzione internazionale: Visit Films 
Origine: Irlanda, 2015, 94’ 
The movie won: Galway Film Fleadh, Prize for Best Cinematography to Seamus Deasy, Best Production award to Kathrin Kennedy; Newport Beach Film Festival, Best Actress award to Evanna Lynch, Production, Kennedy Films and Newgrange Pictures 
This film tells the story of Emily, a 16-year-old girl, played by young actress Evanna Lynch, (known to the public in the role of Luna Lovegood, in the movies of the Harry Potter series) who seeks and finds herself making a long journey, through Ireland, with Arden, a school friend. 
The beginning of the film allows us to listen to the inner voice of the girl: we discover that she lives with a foster family and other foster families hosted her during the years. Emily has spent years in a continuous wandering and she is now arrived in a new city and a new high school. 
The film narration proceeds as a stream of consciousness, the past remerges powerfully into Emily's mind, bringing her back in time. Her father, Robert, original and nonconformist author, wrote, when she was still a child, an essay to celebrate the positive influence, on the human psyche, of a free and fulfilling sexual activity. Emily, during the early childhood, was grown up in a cultured, affectionate and welcoming environment with two parents who loved each other. At the age of 8 she had lived the trauma, never faced up and solved, of the sudden death of her mother in a car accident while she was with her husband. Therefore she found herself without a guide, without the love and the presence of those who cared for her with a lot of concern and with a father who suffered so much pain that made him crazy. The journey in an old yellow Renault, given to Arden by his paternal grandmother, through the Irish countryside, beautifully photographed by Seamus Deasy, sees the two young people, initially fearful, reserved and introverted, struggling with a relationship that forces them, after some initial misunderstandings, to open up with each other, to trust and to let themselves go to tenderness. 
SIMON FITZMAURICE is writer and director. His films have been screened at festivals around the world and won several awards. He graduated with honours in Anglo-Irish Literature and Theatre 
and Film Theory and Production. His short stories were selected for the Hennessy Literary Award, and his poetic works appeared in the quarterly publication West 47. His most recent work is the memoir It is Not Yet Dark (that now is a documentary film presented at the Sundance Festival in January 2017), which is currently no.1 among the non-fiction works sold in Ireland. Shortly after having received the award at the Sundance Film Festival for his second short film, The sound of people, he was diagnosed with the ALS. Today he is completely paralyzed and he wrote the screenplay for his film by using the Eye Gaze software which recognizes the movement of the eyes and that also allowed him to direct it during the six-week shoot between August and September 2015.