Aid El-Kebir | © Simone Giovine
Short Feature Film | 2010-2011 | Society | Argentina, Italy

Main data

Shooting data

Number of shooting days5

Project data

Length of movie10
Picture formatWidescreen USA (1 : 1,85)
Picture material negativeSuper 16
Picture material positive35mm
Sound formatDolby SR (4 Kanšle)

    Brief synopsis

    The Porta Palazzo marketplace is the stage for a deep social change which is marked by the daily conflict between different cultures who are concentrated in the quarter that surrounds this spot. Porta Palazzo is not only a place of commercial exchange, is a place where different cultures get in touch with each other.
    Rachid, a twelve-year-old boy, born in Italy but son of Moroccan parents grew up at the heart of this world.
    The change in society that surrounds Rachid is reflected in the change inside the boy. He´s passing from childhood to adolescence. It´s the moment when he´s taking consciousness of his own “being”, the dualism between his two cultures becomes stronger and evident to himself.

    When Aid-El-Kebir, the traditional Muslim feast of sacrifice, comes up, Rachid finds himself on a symbolic divergence: his origin, his family and Italian reality, in this case represented by his friend Antoni


    ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
    Mohammed Saidi-AlaouiRachid [L]


    Camera Departmentdirector of photographyTebbe Schöningh
    Camera Department1st assistant cameraJuan Aguirre
    Camera Departmentclapper/loaderRocio Valdes
    Camera Departmentstill photographerAndrea Bena
    Camera Departmentcamera traineeAiman Saidi-Alaoui
    Director's DepartmentdirectorSimone Giovine
    Director's Department1st assistant directorDaniela Castro Valencia
    Director's Department2nd2nd resp. 3rd ADAdhil Tanani
    LightinggafferAngela Massoni
    LightingelectricianSerena Bertetto

    Production companies

    Film Rouge, Angelo Santovit [it]
    Miracolo Films [ar]


    Department CompanyComment
    CameraCameras and UtilitiesMovie People Srl [it]
    CameraFilm StockKodak GmbH Entertainment Imaging
    VFX / Post ProductionFilm Processing/TransfersChe Revolution Post