The Divine Way

A Film by Ilaria Di Carlo

Synopsis

“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.

Director

  • 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

  • *BEST AUDIOVISUAL ABOUT ARCHITECTURE*
    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
  • *HONORABLE MENTION*
    8th FESTIVAL VIDEOBABEL (Official Selection, Cusco, Peru)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
  • *JURY AWARD WAGNIS*
    18th FLENSBURGER KURZFILMTAGE (Official Selection, Flensburg, Germany)November 14, 2018
  • *BEST FILMED ARCHITECTURE*
    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
  • *BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM*
    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
  • 1st BEYOND EARTH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kolkata, India)December 23, 2018
  • *BEST CONCEPT AWARD*
    3rd CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, India)December 29, 2018
  • *BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM*
    3rd STOCKHOLM EXPERIMENTAL & ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Stockholm, Sweden)January 5, 2019
  • *JURY SPECIAL MENTION*
    12th KUSTENDORF MUSIC AND FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Küstendorf, Serbia)January 16, 2019
  • 32nd STUTTGARTER FILMWINTER (Emerging Artists, Stuttgart, Germany)January 19, 2019
  • EMERGING ARTISTS VOL.04: CONTEMPORARY EXPERIMENTAL FILM & VIDEO ART FROM GERMANY (Official Selection, Stuttgart, Germany)January 19, 2019
  • 29th BAMBERGER KURZFILMTAGE (Official Selection, Bamberg, Germany)January 21, 2019
  • 6th SNOWDANCE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL 2019 (Official Selection, Landsberg am Lech, Germany)January 26, 2019
  • 21st SAN FRANCISCO INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, San Francisco, CA, USA)January 30, 2019
  • 41st CLERMONT-FERRAND INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Emerging Artists, Clermont-Ferrand, France)February 8, 2019
  • *BEST INNOVATIVE EXPERIMENTAL SHORT*
    2nd OPEN WINDOW FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kolkata, India)February 17, 2019
  • 1st NORTH EUROPE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - FUSION ISFF (Official Selection, London, United Kingdom)February 19, 2019
  • 2nd BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL WOMEN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Beirut, Lebanon)March 10, 2019
  • *BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY*
    14th CORTINAMETRAGGIO SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, Official Selection)March 11, 2019
  • 37th INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF FILMS ON ART (Official Selection, Québec and Montreal, Canada)March 11, 2019
  • 22nd TRAVERSE VIDÉO (Official Selection, Toulouse, France)March 13, 2019
  • 23th REGARD – SAGUENAY INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Competition, Saguenay, Canada)March 13, 2019
  • 25th INTERNATIONALE KURZFILMWOCHE REGENSBURG (Official Selection, Regensburg, Germany)March 16, 2019
  • *BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM*
    10th SHORT TO THE POINT FESTIVAL (Official Selection, January Edition, Bucharest, Romania)March 17, 2019
  • 15th AKBANK SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Istanbul, Turkey)March 18, 2019
  • 37th INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF FILMS ON ART (Official Competition, Montreal, Canada)March 20, 2019
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD*
    41st FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE FILMS DE FEMMES DE CRÉTEIL (Paris, France - Official Competition)March 22, 2019
  • *BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM*
    3th MALATESTA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cesena, Italy)March 25, 2019
  • *BARBARA ARONOFSKY LATHAM AWARD FOR AN EMERGING EXPERIMENTAL VIDEO ARTIST*
    57th ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL (Official Competition, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA)March 26, 2019
  • 7th CLUJSHORTS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)April 5, 2019
  • 4th IBRIDA FESTIVAL OF INTERMEDIA ARTS (Official Selection, Forlì, Italy)April 5, 2019
  • 21st SEMANA DEL CORTOMETRAJE DE LA COMUNIDAD de MADRID (Special Programme, Madrid, Spain)April 6, 2019
  • 31st FILMFEST DRESDEN INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Special Program, Dresden, Germany)April 9, 2019
  • *BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM*
    18th TIBURON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tiburon, CA, USA)April 12, 2019
  • 1st SHORT CUTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Olympia, Washington, USA)April 20, 2019
  • 20th CELLU L'ART SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Special Programme, Jena, Germany)April 26, 2019
  • *1st PRIZE*
    13th IN OUT FESTIVAL FESTIVAL OF EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILMS (Finalist Competition, Gdansk, Poland)April 28, 2019
  • 29th FILMKUNSTFESTES MV (Official Selection, Schwerin, Germany)April 30, 2019
  • 25th INTERNATIONAL VIDEO ART FESTIVAL OF CASABLANCA (Casablanca, Morocco - Official Selection)April 22, 2019
  • 8th FIVAC INTERNATIONAL VIDEO ART FESTIVAL OF CAMAGÜEY // 13th HAVANA ART BIENNIAL (Official Selection, Havana, Camagüey, Cuba)April 22, 2019
  • *BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM*
    2nd MOSCOW SHORT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Moscow, Russia)April 30, 2019
  • 65th INTERNATIONALE KURZFILMTAGE OBERHAUSEN (Emerging Artists, Oberhausen, Germany)May 2, 2019
  • CINEMATHEQUE of MACEDONIA (Emerging Artists, Skopje, Macedonia)May 5, 2019
  • 5th INTERNATIONAL MOTION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Nicosia, Cyprus)May 6, 2019
  • 72nd FESTIVAL OF CANNES (Short Film Corner, Cannes, France)May 14, 2019
  • *BEST SCENOGRAPHY*
    51st FOTOGRAMMA D’ORO SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Messina, Italy)May 22, 2019
  • 6th FESTIVAL DE FINOS FILMES (São Paulo, Brazil, Emerging Artists, German Short Films)May 22, 2019
  • 7th SHORTS@FRINGE - AZORES FRINGE FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Azores, Portugal)May 24, 2019
  • 48th MOLODIST KIEW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Emerging Artists, Kiev, Ukraine)May 25, 2019
  • MEDIENHAUS HANNOVER e.V. (Emerging Artists, Hannover, Germany)May 29, 2019
  • 7th ARQUITETURAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lisbon, Portugal)June 4, 2019
  • 9th DORTMUNDER TRESEN-FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Dortmund, Germany)June 4, 2019
  • *BEST INT’L EXPERIMENTAL FILM*
    7th ALTAN KHALIS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia)June 4, 2019
  • 4th DOOR KINETIC ARTS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Door County, WI, USA)June 9, 2019
  • *BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM*
    3rd LONDON ARCHITECTURE FILM FESTIVAL (Shortlisted Film, London, England)June 16, 2019
  • 26th SGUARDI ALTROVE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Milano, Italy)June 17, 2019
  • OLBIA FILM NETWORK (Film Market Professional Video Library, Olbia, Italy)June 19, 2019
  • 8th CARDIFF MINI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cardiff, United Kingdom)June 22, 2019
  • 37th ASOLO ART FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Asolo, Italy)June 23, 2019
  • 21st FUSION FESTIVAL (Special Program, Lärz, Germany)June 26, 2019
  • 17th INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL SIGNS OF NIGHT (Emerging Artists, German Short Films, Bangkok, Thailand)June 26, 2019
  • 20th SHORTS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Trieste, Italy)June 28, 2019
  • 6th MALTER VANDOR FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Debrecen, Hungary)July 17, 2019
  • 9th PIAZZE DI CINEMA (Special Program, Cesena, Italy)July 19, 2019
  • 3rd MOVE CINE ARTE (Shortlisted Film, Venice, Italy; São Paulo, Brazil; Paris, France)July 20, 2019
  • 26th OPENEYES FILMFEST MARBURG (Experimental Session, Marburg, Germany)July 24, 2019
  • 2nd LITTLE ISLAND MOVING IMAGES FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Amorgos, Greece)July 27, 2019
  • 18th DOC BUENOS AIRES // CINE DE ARTISTAS (Official Selection, Buenos Aires, Argentina)August 3, 2019
  • 43rd OPEN AIR FILMFEST WEITERSTADT (Official Selection, Weiterstadt, Germany)August 11, 2019
  • 5th BOGOTÁ EXPERIMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL // CINEAUTOPSIA (Official Selection, Bogotá, Colombia)August 13, 2019
  • FLENSBURGER KURZFILMTAGE SPECIAL SCREENING (Official Selection, Germany)August 16, 2019
  • 24th FESTIVAL NAZIONALE DEL VIDEOCORTO DI NETTUNO (Official Selection, Nettuno, Italy)August 24, 2019
  • 44th ODENSE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Odense, Denmark)August 26, 2019
  • 9th CAIRO VIDEO ART FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cairo, Egypt)September 3, 2019
  • 5th MINIKINO FILM WEEK (Official Selection, Bali, Indonesia)October 5, 2019
  • 24th INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF FILMS ON CONTEMPORARY ART (Official Selection, Naples, Italy)October 9, 2019
  • INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OF CYPRUS (Words on Film Program, Limassol, Cyprus)October 12, 2019
  • 23rd INTERNATIONAL VIDEO FESTIVAL VIDEOMEDEJA ( Official Selection, Novi Sad, Serbia)October 12, 2019
  • 2019 * LISTED IN THE CATALOGUE „GERMAN SHORT FILMS 2019“ (AG KURZFILM – GERMAN SHORT FILM ASSOCIATION)
  • 2019 * PART OF THE PROGRAMME “EMERGING ARTISTS VOL. IV – CONTEMPORARY EXPERIMENTAL FILM & VIDEO ART FROM GERMANY 2019“ (GERMAN FILMS & AG KURZFILM – GERMAN SHORT FILM ASSOCIATION)
  • 2019 * LONGLISTED AESTHETICA ART PRIZE, York, UK
  • 2019-20 * PART OF THE 57th ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL TOUR

Crew

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

Details

Running Time
15 min
Shooting Format
Redcode RAW 4K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
2.0, 5.1
Sound
1.85:1
Website

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

L.H.O.O.Q. Films
info@thedivineway.de
www.thedivineway.de

DIRECTOR

Ilaria Di Carlo
mail@ilariadicarlo.net
www.ilariadicarlo.net