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Cristina picchi
Zima
Experimental doc. | hdv, HD | color | 11'27'' | Italy / Russia | 2013
A portrait of a season - a journey through North Russia and Siberia, through the feelings and thoughts of the people who have to cope with one of the world's harshest climates; a reality where the boundary between life and death is so thin that is sometimes almost nonexistent, where civilization constantly both fights and embraces nature and its timeless rules and rites. In these remote places, people, animals and nature itself become elements of a millennial yet unpredictable script, in which physical and mental endurance play an important role as much as chance does, where life and death constantly embrace each other. A reflection on fate, adaptation and the immutable cycles of existence.
Cristina Picchi (Lucca, 1981) is an award winning Italian filmmaker, writer and artist based in London. As a filmmaker she has directed and edited the short documentaries Zima (2013), Eyes On The Ground (2012), Under Your Skin (2011), Fragments of a Dream (2011) and The Disassociated (2011); her films have been screened in festivals and galleries worldwide. Her written work includes short stories and contributions to award-winning books. She holds a degree and an MA in European Literature from the University of Pisa and and a master`s degree in Screen Documentary from Goldsmiths University.