The Divine Way

A Film by Ilaria Di Carlo


“The path to paradise begins in hell” — Dante Alighieri

Loosely based on Dante’s Divine Comedy, The Divine Way takes viewers along on the protagonist’s epic descent through an endless labyrinth of staircases. As the woman journeys deeper, the staircases mutate and she is trapped and pulled into their dangerous landscape, conducting us through more than fifty magnificent locations.


  • Picture of Ilaria Di Carlo © Ilaria Di Carlo

    Ilaria Di Carlo

    Ilaria Di Carlo is a visual artist working in the fields of filmmaking, scenography, and the performing arts. She graduated in Scenography from the Fine Arts Academy in Rome and holds a Master from the prestigious Central Saint Martin’s College of Art in London. She subsequently studied Digital Film Production at the SAE Institute of Berlin.
    She has worked as a set, lighting, and costume designer for theatre and film, and as an actress in the total radical fiction theatre ensemble of Vegard Vinge & Ida Müller since 2011. She was also Vinge’s director assistant for the piece 12 Spartenhaus, performed at the Volksbühne.
    As a director, she has staged the durational performance Double/Act, the site-specific performance Booloohoom – Nocturne I, loosely based on James Joyce’s Ulysses, and The Black Book. Her filmography includes the short films The Black Book of L., In Search of Lost Time, and The Divine Way, filmed in fifty different locations around Germany.
    She lives and works in Berlin.

Awards + Festivals

    16th FESTIVAL INT'L DE CINE DE PONFERRADA (Official Selection, Ponferrada, Spain)September 28, 2018
  • 7th FILM AND ARCHITECTURE PRAGUE (Official Selection, Prague, Czech Republic)October 2, 2018
  • 35th TEHRAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tehran, Iran)October 9, 2018
  • 1st LINZ INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Linz, Austria)October 11, 2018
  • 18th NICE EUROPEAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Experience Competition, Nice, France)October 13, 2018
  • 27th ANNUAL WHITAKER ST. LOUIS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)November 1, 2018
  • 16th TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tirana, Albania)November 2, 2018
  • 9th WINCHESTER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Winchester, UK)November 3, 2018
  • BIENAL INTERNACIONAL DE VIDEO Y CINE CONTEMPORÁNEO VIDEOFEST2K18 (Official Selection, Ensenada, Tijuana & Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico)November 5, 2018
  • 26th ALTER-NATIVE INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mures, Romania)November 7, 2018
  • 18th FLENSBURGER KURZFILMTAGE (Official Selection, Flensburg, Germany)November 14, 2018
  • 6th FICARQ FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE Y ARQUITECTURA (Official Selection, Madrid, Spain)November 20, 2018
  • 1st ISTANBUL INTERNATIONAL EXPERIMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Istanbul, Turkey)November 21, 2018
  • 27th EUROSHORTS YOUNG FILMMAKERS (Official Selection, Warsaw, Poland)November 26, 2018
  • 8th VIDEOBABEL FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cusco, Peru)November 26, 2018
  • 36th FESTIVAL TOUS COURTS OF AIX-EN-PROVENCE (Experimental Short Film Competition, Aix-en-Provence, France)December 4, 2018
  • 5th INTERNATIONAL MOTION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Nicosia, Cyprus)May 6, 2019


Ilaria Di Carlo
Ilaria Di Carlo
Ilaria Di Carlo
Director of Photography
Jan Klein
Art Direction
Ilaria Di Carlo
Costume Design
Gesine Kaufmann
Ricardo Murga
Sofia Angelina Machado
Sound Design
Demetrio Castellucci
Demetrio Castellucci


Running Time
15 min
Shooting Format
Redcode RAW 4K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
2.0, 5.1



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aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068


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