PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Directed by Edoardo Ponti, written by Erri De Luca, starred by Nastassja Kinski, Julian Sends, Enrico Loverso, Erri De Luca. The story is filmed in the amazing Dolomites mountains. On the eve of their respective open-heart surgeries, Matteo and Sonia forge a friendship through a mutual passion for mountaineering and a promise to climb together in the Dolomites, in Trentino, Italy. Will their hearts survive the challenge? Though Sonia’s husband Mark worries about his wife and feels threatened by Matteo, the two aim for the summit, opening the route to a new beginning and a second chance at life. The Night Belongs to the Stars won the 2013 TriBeCa Film Festival Best Live-Action Short and was included in the short list of the Oscar Awards 2012. It was also awarded the Special Prize Silver Ribbons for short films and continues to be presented and appreciated at prestigious festivals in Italy and around the world, including the Rome Film Festival and the Palm Springs International Short Fest.