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Beauty

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Duration: 25 min
Production year: 2017
Country of Production: Italy

The world has always been gray, until one night Henry created the colors, managing to imprison them in a big glass ball for the great love of his life, to see her smile one last time.

Beauty is a musical set in a fantastic London of the late nineteenth century. The world has always been gray, until one night Henry created the colors. He managed to imprison them in a large glass ball for the great love of his life, to see her smile one last time. But she died, leaving him alone with their four children: Anvil, Sickle, Chisel and the small and rebellious Stick. From that moment Henry has barricaded himself at home, spending days and nights imprisoning the colors inside hundreds and hundreds of glass balls, melting into the memory of his lost love. The three older children follow him, while Stick can not stand that prison and madness: he wants to see the world, and decides to leave. He will return only twenty years later: his father Henry is very ill and the brothers need him to find the money to cure him. Unfortunately, the only riches are those balls that Henry has stubbornly kept locked up in the house, far from the hands of anyone, and Stick’s proposal to sell them further exacerbates the conflict between his dying father and his rebellious son. The only solution seems to be to stage a complicated mock theft, but something goes wrong and the balls with the colors mysteriously disappear. This chain of fatal events seems to destroy the family permanently. On the other hand, surprisingly, he manages to make Henry find the love that seemed lost and give the world the colors he has never had.


Official Selections and Awards:

  • Special Event GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL