Una ballata bianca

Director: Stefano Odoardi
1999

In an apartment, the life of an elderly couple, married for many years, evolves like an old record player: slow and repetitious. The woman suffers from an incurable disease and has little time left to live. They have always lived quietly, but now even more so. Words can no longer express meaning. The presence of death makes every single action between the elderly couple, both important and definite. A film about the flexibility of sadness. Can a farewell contain a new beginning?

Stefano Odoardi
Stefano Odoardi , 17/03/1967, is an Italian film-maker, who lives between Italy and Holland. He made different short films that have been selected in various international film festivals and broadcasted on tv.Una ballata bianca
Lenght: 78’
Format: 35mm color, 5 reels, ratio 1:1.85
Country: Italy / Holland, October 2006
Language: Italian with English sunbtitles

Credits: With / Nicola Lanci, Carmela Lanci, Simona Senzacqua, Cristina e Andrea
Voices / Sergio Fiorentini, Gordana Miletic
Music / Carlo Crivelli played by Orchestra Città Aperta
Scenario / Kees Roorda, Stefano Odoardi
Cinematography / Tarek
Light design / Victor Nieuwenhuijs
Montaggio / Tarek, Stefano Odoardi
Sound editing / Willem Cramer
Re – Recording mixing / Jan Willem van den Brink
Costums / Franca De Martis
Art directions / Stefano Odoardi
Associate producer / Nicola di Tullio
Production leader / Maartje Seyferth
Directed by / Stefano Odoardi

Producers / C.F.H.C. soc.coop (IT Alessio Rigido, Moskito Film (NL Victor Niewenhuijs, Maartje Seyferth), Image Grabbing (NL Tarek), De Productie (NL Annemiek van Gorp, René Goossens), O film (NL/IT Stefano Odoardi)

Scenario written with support of the Dutch film Fund