Short film in competition

Las memorias perdidas de los árboles The Lost Memories Of Trees

Directed by Antonio La Camera
Italy, Spain 2023
Runtime 20'

In the heart of the Peruvian Amazon rainforest, two trees awaken in the night and set out on a spiritual journey, uncovering a past life in which they were two little brothers.

Directed by
Antonio La Camera

Antonio La Camera

Antonio La Camera

Antonio La Camera

Antonio La Camera, Boris Riccardo D’Agostino

Artistic supervisor
Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Michel Isioshe, Arjan Mije Okioshe Mejee, Yoel Ekioy Tioshe, Zara Meshi Mihaheja, Huane Viashemo Felix

Estephania Bonnett (Playlab Films), Andrea Garofalo (Waterclock Production), Orazio Guarino, Marco Santoro (Naffintusi), Andrea Gatopoulos, Marco Crispano (Il Varco Cinema), Stefano Schiavone (Oudeis Pictures)

Executive producers
Estephania Bonnett, Andrea Gatopoulos

Italian distribution
Gargantua Film Distribution

International sales
Gargantua Film Distribution

Wednesday 06.09
9.00am Hall Perla
Press, Industry

Thursday 07.09
2.00pm Hall Perla
Public, All accreditations

Friday 08.09
7.30pm Hall Corinto
Public, All accreditations

SIC@SIC 2023 Antonio La Camera

Antonio La Camera (1990) graduated magna cum laude in Film Studies and Visual Arts at Roma Tre University and attended Direction and Screenwriting workshops at Sentieri Selvaggi School of Cinema. He was later selected for the Corso di Alta Specializzazione in Regia Cinematografica Fare Cinema, overseen by Maestro Marco Bellocchio and taught by the Manetti Bros. His short films Flesh and Dust, The Old Man’s Dream and In the Place of Silence were screened in over 100 festivals, both in Italy and around the world, including at the Future Film Festival organised by the British Film Institute. He has won over 30 awards internationally, among which the Best Director Award, which was bestowed on him by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Budapest. In 2022, he was invited to join the prestigious platform CreatorsLab, with which he shot the Italo-Spanish short film The Lost Memories of Trees, set in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest under the supervision of legendary director Apichatpong Weerasethakul, winner of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.