“BUTTERFLIES IN BERLIN- Diary of a Soul Split in two”, written, directed and designed by Monica Manganelli.
Status: completed, in distributio. Italy-Germany coproduction: A LATTEPLUS BERLIN FILM PRODUCTION + ALEXANDRA CINEMATOGRAFICA SRL, in collaboration with RAI CINEMA, with the support of German Federal Ministry of Culture and Media, EMILIA ROMAGNA Film Commission and MIBACT-Italian Ministry of Culture and Cinema. Genre: dramatic animated film (30′ minutes).
Techniques: mix of 2D animation, motion graphics 3D, cut out computer animation, photos, collage, mattepaint-concept art.
Synopsis: The life of a man narrated through 4 acts that represent his physical and spiritual transformation, as 4 are the metamorphosis of the butterfly (egg, caterpillar, pupa and adult). Alex moves to Berlin in 1933, during the Weimar Republic period. Looking for his place in the world and his sexual identity, he becomes the first out-of-surgery transsexual in History. That happens unfortunately during the National-Socialism rise, a social disruption that turned the capital of sexual freedom in the most repressed country of all times.
Film Festival-Screenings and Awards:
-Lovers Film FESTIVAL-Museo del Cinema Torino, 2019
-Honorable Mention: TLVFest- Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival, Cinemateque Tel Aviv,
-JFBB/Jewish Film Festival Berlin Brandeburg, 2019
-SEDICI CORTO Int. Film Festival, Forlì, 2019