SHORT FILM: “UNIVERSALA AMRAKONTO”

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UNIVERSALA AMRAKONTO

A UNIVERSAL LOVE STORY” IS A SHORT FANTASY DRAMA ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF FINDING LOVE IN AN IMPERSONAL WORLD IN THE DISTANT FUTURE, WHERE EVERYONE IS SO FOCUSED ON HIMSELF, THAT IT SEEMS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO CONNECT TO ANOTHER PERSON.

ALL THAT’S LEFT IS THE MEMORY OF LOVE AND THE HOPE TO EXPERIENCE IT ONE MORE TIME. IT SEEMS THAT SOMETIMES IT TAKES A MIRACLE FROM A DIFFERENT UNIVERSE TO START A REVOLUTION.

AS THE TITLE SUGGESTS, IT IS A UNIVERSAL STORY ABOUT CHARACTERS WITH DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS IN AN UNDEFINED TIME AND SPACE. IT IS A VERY VISUAL AND SYMBOLIC FILM THAT CAN BE WATCHED SEVERAL TIMES AND EACH TIME, ONE CAN FIND A DIFFERENT MEANING.

“A UNIVERSAL LOVE STORY” IS ONE OF THE FEW FILMS SHOT IN ESPERANTO.

https://www.facebook.com/universallovestory/

Trailer:

https://vimeo.com/192899040

with original music by Jacopo Vannini

Interview about the film: 
wearemovingstories.com/we-are-moving-stories-videos/2017/9/11/a-universal-love-story

GERMAN FILMS QUARTERLY PUBLICATION:

https://www.germanfilmsquarterly.de/short1_17_5.html

Festival Participations:

Sydney Indie Film Festival 2017- World Premiere

Film Crash Film Festival 2017- American Premiere- BEST SHORT FILM AWARD

Braunschweig International Film Festival 2017- Germany premiere

Miami Independent Film Festival 2018

Oregon State International Film 2017

Cardiff International Film Festival 2017

Karlsruhe Short Film Festival 2017

Headline International Film Festival 2017- Award of Merit

Chellavision Short Film Festival 2017

Top Indie Film Awards 2017- Best Original Idea

Eintagsfliege Film Pop Up Festival Cologne 2018

Madeira Film Festival Madeira 2018

Tallahassee Film Festival Tallahassee 2018

Genre Celebration Film Festival 2018- Nomination Best Fantasy Short

Porto Femme International Film Festival 2018-BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT AWARD

Fotogramma d'Oro Film Festival 2018

Ibiza International Film Festival 2018

Newark Short Film Contest 2018

Chicago Independent Film Festival 2018

I Hella Love Shorts 2018- Finalist

Louisville International Film Festival 2018

9 Ladies Film Festival 2018

Mostra Livre de Cinema 2018

Dragonfly Film Fest 2018

Corti in Cortile 2018

Blow Up Arthouse Film Festival 2018

Cinque Terre International Film Festival 2018

Salto Independent Film Festival-Uruguay 2018

Luminaria Contemporary Arts Film Festival 2018

2018: Best Short Film- Silver Award- Spotlight Short Film Awards- for "A Universal Love Story"

Dumbo International Film Festival- NY- 2019

Rome Prisma Independent Film Awards 2019

Cinemi Cinema International Short Film Festival 2019

San Antonio Independent Film Festival 2019

Esto es para Esto Film Festival (Mexico) 2019

CINERGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2019

Jelly Fest - Semi-Finalist

7 Colors Lagoon, Bacalar International Film Festival 2019

BIDEODROMO International Experimental Film and Video Festival 2019

Directed By Women Turkey 2019

Entretodos- Festival De Curtas E Direitos Humanos 2019

Lisbon Film Rendezvous 2019

Review of the film- "Largo Film Awards":

Many things in human relationships seem strange and 
alien. Alien is a keyword here, explored by Natalie MacMahon in a very inspired and creative way. There is nothing more strange than finding love where it wasn’t before or seeing it fade and disappear knowing how deep it was in the beginning. 
From complete happiness to utter despair, "A Universal Love Story" reflects on the way these situations develop in a fictional setting still being developed: the future and its aesthetics, here seen in a very positive light. "A Universal Love Story" is different, is alive and is filled with hope. Romance can develop anywhere, and the beautiful future developed in the mind of MacMahon seems to be bright, social and positive, three things we should work hard to achieve by then.

TEAM:

DOP: Amber Palmer
Sound Recording: Marc Hönninger 
Foley: Jacopo Vannini
Mix & Mastering: Kollo agency
Edited by Natalie MacMahon

CAST:
Francisco Montero
Tomoko Inoue
Alastair Graham
Annegret Steioff
Orazio Manzella
Brett Ortgiesen
Christina Siemoneit
Asel Lobanchenko
Christoph Fortmann
Natalie MacMahon

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