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Sheffield DocFest 2021



Sheffield DocFest 2021

ICI London is delighted to present the two Italian films selected for the 28th edition of the Sheffield DocFest, an international film and arts festival and marketplace, with a mission to spark imaginations and empower our capacity for change by celebrating, championing and debating documentary film and art as a collective form of engagement.

This year the festival will bring people together at cinemas in Sheffield and online, you can choose the way that suits you better.

Sunday 6 June, 2.15 pm
UK Premiere: Domani si vedrà (Tomorrow We'll See), 2020, Italy. Directed by Lorenzo Vitrone, produced by Camilla Ricci, 21'. In Italian with English Subtitles. Followed by live online Q&A with Lorenzo Vitrone.

Luigina is a nurse and a mother of three who lives in the outskirts of Rome. The effects of the pandemic weigh heavily on her, worrying the whole family. Eventually, she confides in her eldest son, finding solace in an expression of her fears. Only the warmth of her loved ones gives her the strength she needs to keep going.

More info and trailer HERE

Thursday 10 June, 2.15pm

World Premiere: The Quintessence, 2021, United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, United States, Italy. Directed and produced by Pamela Breda, 108'. In English and French. Followed by live online Q&A with Pamela Breda.

Constructed during a three-year-long research period that involved visits to more than 20 centres and laboratories dedicated to the advanced research of outer space, The Quintessence considers the scientific study of outer space as a narrative, and analyses the hidden dreams and expectations of those shaping contemporary research about the universe. Audio interviews with scientists provide an intimate insight into astrophysicists’ ideas and creative intuitions, moving beyond the traditional academic representation of scientists as individuals possessing an unquestionable knowledge of the universe, while the visuals generate a sensorial representation of highly-secluded scientific laboratories, often situated in remote locations and usually not accessible to the general public. Looking into the nature of scientific progress, and our role as investigators of the universe, this film provides a unique angle on the act of looking at the stars.

More info and trailer HERE



Date: Da Friday, June 04, 2021 a Sunday, June 13, 2021

Organized by : Sheffield DocFest

In collaboration with : ICI London

Entrance : With fee


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