Beyond Pain

A Film by Emanuele Lami Grifeo

Synopsis

Beyond Pain is a documentary with fictional scenes, describing pain in some of its forms.

Xenia is one of the Berlin Staatsballett dancers. Jan is a psychoanalyst and photographer. John, twenty years ago, due to his HIV infection, went into a coma and lived a Near Death Experience.
The three stories cross each other throughout the film, combining a documentarist approach with a cinematography and a dialectic typical of feature film.
In the background, like a mirror for reality check, Berlin – ugly and fascinating as only real life can be.

Director

  • Picture of Emanuele Lami Grifeo © Emanuele Lami Grifeo

    Emanuele Lami Grifeo

    Emanuele Lami Grifeo is a 34 years old Italian director and screenwriter born in Rome in 1983 and based in Berlin for 12 years. Emanuele graduated in International Economics in Rome and afterwards moved to Berlin to study photography. He started his creative career as freelance photographer working mostly in the publishing industry in Germany, Italy and South Africa.

    His personal projects have won several international awards, such as Leica Talent and Kolga Awards and were exhibited around the world for venues and art fairs such as 2011 Venice Biennale of Art. Emanuele was also nominated for the World Press Photo Masterclass. With time, Emanuele’s creative interest shifted to moving images, which gave him the chance to nurture his other great passions: directing and writing. In the last 3 years he has written and directed several tv commercials for German, Austrian and Swiss TV and he has written, directed and produced a short documentary (title: Beyond Pain).

    Currently, he is writing two long feature films and working on his first novel.

Awards + Festivals

  • 16th WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tartu, Estonia)March 18, 2019
  • 2nd LEBANESE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Beirut, Lebanon)September 11, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Emanuele Lami Grifeo
Screenplay
Emanuele Lami Grifeo
Producer
Giulio Baraldi & Emanuele Lami Grifeo
Director of Photography
Sirio Magnabosco
Sound
Karin Kunzo
Editor
Dalia Castel, Moritz Scharl
Sound Design
Moritz Scharl
Music
Yuval Halpern

Details

Running Time
29:48 min
Shooting Format
Full HD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1.77:1
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Kess Film
Giulio Baraldi
Soldiner Str. 64
13359 Berlin, Germany
info@kessfilm.com

DIRECTOR

Emanuele Lami Grifeo
hello@emanuelelamigrifeo.com
www.emanuelelamigrifeo.com