Director: Laura Luchetti Cast (voices): Pierfrancesco Favino, Anna Ferzetti, Fabio Canino, Eleonora Russo, Andrea Bosca, Claudia Potenza, Fabrizia Sacchi
Country: Italy Year: 2018 Length: 10’
Animators: Moonchausen - Lulù Cancrini, Marco Varriale Screenplay: Laura Luchetti Producers: Giovanni Pompili - Kino produzioni | Laura Luchetti - Donkadillo
Gemma and Marcello are about to get married. They waited so long for this moment to come. The ceremony is about to begin and they are both overwhelmed by their emotions, their fears and expectations. Like every other couple they support each other and fantasize about their future, they swear eternal love to one another, but they are not just like any other couple who is about to get married. Gemma and Marcello are two sugary statuettes on top of a wedding cake.
“I once found myself looking at the figurines on top of a wedding cake and I realised that very often they last much longer than the marriage they represent....Thinking about how short many marriages are and how long is the life of the figurines on the cake, I came to the conclusion that eternal love doesn't have to be human. Gemma and Marcello, my figurines on the top of the wedding cake, know how to love each other eternally far better than any human being and their ‘Sugarlove’ is way better than any real love”. Laura Luchetti
FESTIVAL AND AWARDS
Nastri d’Argento 2019 - Best Film Corti d’argento Corti in cortile 2019 Picentia Short Film Festival 2019 Mediterraneo Festival Corto 2019 Kalat Nissa Film Festival - Best Animated Short Molise Cinema Film Festival 2019 Salento International Film Festival 2019 Inventa un film 2019 Social World Film Festival 2019 Cisterna Film Festival 2019 Florida Animation Festival - First Place in Professional Animation and Honorable Mention in Mixed Media/Experimental International Tour Film Festival 2019 Procida Film Festival 2019 - Vincitore categoria Cinema è Donna Cinema d’autrice 2019 React Film Fest 2019 Casole Film Festival 2019 - Audience Award (Second place) Social Film Festival Artelesia 2019 Fabriano Film Fest 2019 - "Claudio Casadio Tarabusi - Occhi sul Mondo" Special Award ShorTS International Film Festival - Maremetraggio 2019 Tracce Cinematografiche Film Festival 2019 Cinema d'Autrice 2019 - Panorama Etna Comics 2019 Sardinia Film Festival CinemìCinemà International Short Film Festival 2019 - Winner Animation Short Film Over 30 MONSTRA - Festival de animação de Lisboa 2019 - Best of Shorts Section BA Film Festival 2019 - Baff in corto Italian Film Festival USA 2019 - Competition Short Film Festa do Cinema Italiano 2019 - Il Corto Section Reggio Calabria Film Festival 2019 - Millennial Movie Section Biennale di Venezia 2018: Settimana della Critica - SIC@SIC - Special event AsFF 2018 - Competition Animation Now! Afrodite Shorts 2018 - Competition Festival del Cine Italiano de Madrid - Out of Competition