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DCP - HD - 2013 - Italy / Germany - 82 Min - Color

The Special Need

The Special Need (original title)


A film by Carlo Zoratti

Enea is 29 and looking for love – physical love that is. But as an autistic living in Italy, this is anything but easy.…

From Bolzano to Linz, Zurich and Hamburg, Enea and his two best friends, Carlo and Alex embark upon a journey that will take them far beyond what they initially imagined. More people will join the mission and a series of unexpected events will divert the van from the initial destination towards new paths.

What started as an expedition aimed at having sex soon becomes a journey into Enea’s most intimate feelings and a way for the three friends to explore their own conception of love, friendship and freedom.

 




Carlo Zoratti

Biography:

Carlo Zoratti was born in 1982. He graduated in interaction design at the Turin University before moving to Fabrica, Benetton’s research center on communication founded by Oliviero Toscani.

He worked there for two years before becoming a freelance filmmaker and director. He directed several music videos, short movies, the live show of the Italian Pop Star Jovanotti and funded the Italian web-tv Pronti Al Peggio.

His experience varies from fiction to documentary.

The Special Need is his first feature documentary film. 

Carlo Zoratti


Original language: Italian
Produced by: DETAiLFILM and Videomante


Award(s):

SXSW 2014 - SX Global: Audience Award

 

ZagrebDox International Documentary FF 2014 - Small Stamp for the best film by a first time filmmaker

 

Trieste Film Festival - Best Documentary Award

 

DOK Leipzig – German Competition - Golden Dove

 

IDFF Flahertina -Special Jury Mention

 

Edox - Lithuania - Special Jury Award

Dallas International Film Festival - Grand Jury Prize

SXSW 2014 - SX Global: Audience Award

ZagrebDox International Documentary FF 2014 - Small Stamp for the best film by a first time filmmaker

Trieste Film Festival - Best Documentary Award

DOK Leipzig – German Competition - Golden Dove

IDFF Flahertina -Special Jury Mention

Edox - Lithuania - Special Jury Award

Festival(s):

Hot Docs 2014: Love, Factually section

Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival 2014 

Sofia International Film Festival - Documentary Competition

CPH: DOX 2013 – Top Dox

IDFA 2013 - Reflecting Images - Best of Fests

Festival Del Film Locarno 2013 -Cineasti del Presente