Io sto con la sposa (On the Bride's Side)
Antonio Augugliaro, Gabriele Del Grande, Khaled Solima Al Nassiry
A fake bride, a group of 23 smartly dressed guests for a nonexistent wedding and a four-day journey of 3,000 miles, from Milan to Stockholm, to help five Palestinian and Syrian refugees cross the borders of fortress Europe and dream of a brighter future.
Editor and director Antonio Augugliaro started working in video art with Studio Azzurro. He now works for TV channels and on the independent filmmaking scene in Milan.
Writer and independent journalist Gabriele Del Grande set up the Fortress Europe online observatory and blog in 2006 and since 2011 has covered the Arab Spring and the wars in Libya and Syria.
Poet, literary critic and graphic designer Khaled Soliman Al Nassiry is currently working in Milan as editorial director and graphic designer for the Emirati publisher Noon.
- Country Italy, Palestine
- Year 2015
- Format Digital
- Running time 98 min
- Image Colour
- Language Arabic, Italian
- Subtitles Catalan, English
- Production company Gina Films
- Producer Antonio Augugliaro, Gabriele Del Grande, Khaled Solima Al Nassiry
FestivalsHuman Rights Nights Award - 71ª Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica - La Biennale di Venezia (Italy, 2015) Golden Prize - Aljazeera International Documentary Film Festival (2015) Grand Prix - Oran International Film Festival (Algeria, 2015) Special Prize - Malmö Arab Film Festival (Sweden, 2015) Best Documentary Award - Arab Film Festival of San Francisco (USA, 2015)
Presented by Alejandro González (dir. Festival VilaMón)