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PURGATORY

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Published on Jun 22, 2008

A young woman awakens in a hospital bed, as she staggers to her feet the world around takes on an otherworldly ambience. Her circular, unending life revolves into a nightmarish loop as she confronts herself and her dead end existence.

CAST: Sarah Berger, Paula Berger
DOP: Franc Biffone

AWARDS:
CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 1999 - Best Film, Best Experimental Film
CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (INTERCOM) 2000 - Gold Plaque
FESTIVAL OF INTERNATIONAL CINEMA SANTIAGO 1999 - Best International Experimental Film
SHORT FILM FESTIVAL BAHIA DE PASAIA Spain 2000 - Best Film
CHILE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2000 - Best Experimental Film
RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2000 - First Prize
MADRID EXPERIMENTAL CINEMA WEEK 2000 - Best Film
BUDAPEST OPEN FILM FESTIVAL 1999 - Best Foreign Film
KRAKOW SMOFI 2000 - Silver Dragon Award
TOKYO VIDEO FESTIVAL 2001 - Bronze Award
G-NIALE FILM FESTIVAL, Germany 2000 - Special Jury Prize
SPLIT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2000 - Special Award
FESTIVAL LA BOCA DEL LOBO, Madrid 2000 - Special Mention
INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OF MONTECATINI, Italy 2000 - Jury Recommendation
GOLDEN KNIGHT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Malta 2000 - Special Achievement Award
BATHURST FILM FESTIVAL, Australia 1999 - Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography
ART GALLERY OF NSW 'BREKFEST' 1999 - Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Actress
PLAN B FILM FESTIVAL, Sydney 1999 - Best Film
TROPICARNIVAL NATIONAL VIDEO AWARDS, Australia 1999 - Supreme Award, Creative Award
SHORT STUFF FILM FESTIVAL, Melbourne 2000 - Best Film, Best Director, Best Effects
CRONULLA SHORTS, Australia 1999 - Best Film
GOLD COAST EXPERIMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL, Australia 2001 - Best Experimental Film
KALEIDOSCOPE, Sydney 2001 - Best Cinematography
AUSTRALIAN WIDESCREEN FESTIVAL, Melbourne 2000 - 3rd Prize

OFFICIAL SELECTION - MAJOR FESTIVALS:
ROTTERDAM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2000; HAMBURG INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 1999; SÃO PAULO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 1999; MONTREAL FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL NOUVEAU CINEMA & MEDIA 1999;RIO DE JANEIRO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2000; MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2000; CINEMA JOVE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Valencia Spain 2000; ARCIPELAGO INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF SHORT FILMS Rome 2000; ODENSE FILM FESTIVAL Denmark 2000; GRANADA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2000; SANTA MONICA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2001 (finalist); CINEQUEST SAN JOSE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2001; GIJON DE CINE Spain 2000 (finalist); ANKARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2000; LAUSANNE UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL 2002; MOTOVUN FILM FESTIVAL Zagreb 2000; JAKARTA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2000.

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