Oltjon Bilaj David White Francesca Carrain
Margherita & Ema
director of photography Giuseppe Pignone
editor Andrea Bonanni
production designer Vito G. Zito
costume designer Angela Tomasicchio
sound Vincenzo Santo
first assistant director Christian Bonatesta
make-up artist Laura Cacciapaglia
hair stylist Vincenzo Cormaci
still photographer Pietro Amendolara
sound editor Matteo Pagliarosi
foley artist Mauro Eusepi
re-recording mixer Stefano Di Fiore
vfx artist Marco Salvatori
colorist Paolo Verrucci
production manager Danilo De Masi
executive producer Leonardo Poggiali
music Antonio Costa
written & directed by Antonio Costa produced by Antonio Tozzi
Italy, 2020, HD 1.33:1, English with Italian subtitles
Young Plazen (“fire”) takes care of John, who is very sick. They live in an old farmhouse and have a brown cow. John asks Plazen to kill him this way ending his sufferings but the boy, scared, tries to find a way to make him feel better.
The cow’s point of view, in this suspended and ambiguous dimension, will incarnate this way the complexity of the moral dilemma and the authoritarian fascination of the mother’s womb.
- Director & Screenwriter
Antonio Costa was born in Palermo in 1986. After graduating in Philosophy
of Language, he moved to Rome where he graduated in film direction at the Cinecittà Studios. He has written and directed several short films, which have been presented in Italian and international festivals, through which he has explored his own formal research and development path. Director of numerous commercials for web and tv, he also collaborates with Rai 1 as an author. He writes about cinema and philosophy in magazines dedicated to the sector.
More about Antonio: www.antoniocosta.org
Yanez Film is an independent movie production company, active in the fields of documentaries, feature films, commercials for web and TV as well as the executive production for foreign cinematographic shootings on the Italian territory.
More about Yanez Film: www.yanezfilm.it