Alberto Sciamma

Already appreciated as a video clip maker for the British labels Mute records and Rhythm King (Nitzer Ebb, Fisher Z and Diamanda Galas), Alberto Sciamma attended our Festival in 1997 to present his debut feature, the kitschy fantasy comedy La Lengua Asesina (Killer Tongue). For its interesting special effects and the interpretation of Robert Englund, the film becomes an instant cult classic and is awarded for best direction at the Fantafestival of Rome. The follow-up Anazapta, is a violent gothic tale set in 14th century England. Alberto Sciamma will present his third film Jericho Mansions, a tense thriller with James Caan, Genevieve Bujold and Jennifer Tilly.