Satyagraha

A Film by Nuanda Sheridan

Synopsis

A story of love and reincarnation told through the voyage of an elderly woman travelling through her previous lives. Dreamlike atmospheres, on the border between life and death, intermingle with the colours of the far East, of African lands and the rhythms of bohemian dances, visions that reveal sexuality, secrets and torments of a timeless love.

Director

  • Picture of Nuanda Sheridan © Nuanda Sheridan

    Nuanda Sheridan

    Nuanda Sheridan is the artistic pseudonym of Simona De Simone. Born in Nardò (Lecce) on 5th December 1985, she attended the DAMS in Lecce before devoting herself to artistic research. After studying theatrical acting and directing in Lecce and Rome, Nuanda joined the International Theatre Academy of the Adriatic (ITACA). Subsequently moving to Paris, Nuanda frequented artistic circles and attended lectures at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Techniques du Théatre. Nuanda returned to Italy for the writing and production of "La Pescatrice di Scarpe", an experimental theatre project for which she collaborated with the surrealist photographer Daniele Cascone. Transferring to Florence to study film directing at the Scuola Nazionale di Cinema Indipendente, Nuanda began to work on film sets as a director's assistant, directed the short film "Satyagraha" and her first feature film "Forse è solo mal di mare". She is currently involved in writing her next feature film "According to Isaiah".

Awards + Festivals

  • *BEST MEDIUM OR FEATURE FILM AWARD*
    CINALFAMA LISBOA INTERNATIONAL FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Lisbon, Portugal)March 21, 2018
  • 1st BERLIN INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)April 19, 2018
  • 4th SANTA CRUZ INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Santa Cruz, Argentina)April 27, 2018
  • 3rd INCA IMPERIAL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lima, Peru)May 17, 2018
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD*
    TOSCANA FILMMAKERS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Prato, Italy)June 11, 2018
  • 7th COLORTAPE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Brisbane, Australia)July 3, 2018
  • *BEST NARRATIVE SHORT FILM*
    VERONA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Competition, Verona, Italy)September 6, 2018
  • 9th LOS ANGELES LIFT-OFF FILM FESTIVAL ON LINE (Official Selection, Los Angeles, CA, USA)September 23, 2018
  • NAPOLI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Competition, Napoli, Italy)September 29, 2018
  • *BEST ACTRESS: JUN ICHIKAWA*
    7th INTERNATIONAL TOUR FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Civitavecchia, Italy)October 5, 2018
  • FLORENCE QUEER FESTIVAL (Official selection, Firenze, Italy)October 4, 2018
  • *EXPERIMENTAL FILM AWARD*
    5th FIRENZE FILMCORTI INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy)October 18, 2018
  • *BEST FIRST TIME FILMMAKER*
    69th MONTECATINI INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Competition, Montecatini, Italy)October 27, 2018
  • 1st ROME INDIPENDENT PRISMA AWARDS (Official Competition, Roma, Italy)November 1, 2018
  • 1st WUNDERGROUNG FILM FESTIVAL (Official Competition, Kemzeke, Belgium)November 11, 2018
  • OSLO INDIPENDENT O FILM FESTIVAL (Mauro Crivelli Composer Nominated, Oslo, Norway)November 27, 2018
  • *BEST FEMALE DIRECTOR SHORT FILM*
    RAGFF VENEZIA (Official Competition, Venice, Italy)December 9, 2018
  • INSHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Competition, Lagos, Nigeria)December 27, 2018
  • NUKHU FEST (Official Competition, New York, NY, USA)December 28, 2018
  • *JURY SPECIAL MENTION*
    CAPITAL FILMMAKERS FESTIVAL (Official Competition, Lisbon, Portugal) February 8, 2019
  • *HONORABLE MENTION*
    17 MOMENTS (Official Competition, Pavlovskiy Posad, Russia) February 9, 2019
  • *UNISALENTO AWARD*
    FESTIVAL DEL CINEMA EUROPEO (Official Competition, Lecce, Italy) April 9, 2019
  • MISFF 70 IRS (Official Selection, Moscow, Russia) April 27, 2019
  • LUCCICA FESTIVAL DELL'ARTE (Official Selection, Bari, Italy)June 1, 2019
  • STOCKHOLM INDIPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection , Stockholm, Sweden) June 9, 2019

Crew

Director
Nuanda Sheridan
Screenplay
Nuanda Sheridan
Producer
Nuanda Sheridan
Director of Photography
Vassili Spiropoulos
Costume Design
Danilo Rezende
Sound
Lorenzo Della Ratta
Editor
David Bufacchi
Sound Design
Azzurra Fragale
Music
Mauro Crivellli

Details

Running Time
28 min.
Shooting Format
Red R3D Raw 6K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:2.39
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0)30 61620068

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

DIRECTOR

Nuanda Sheridan

nuandasheridan@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/nuanda.sheridan