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The Guardian

Alessandro NOVELLI

Animated short film [Italy]

This animation is a free interpretation of the parable Before the Law from KAFKA’s The Trial. After traveling the world, a peasant arrives in front of a gate controlled by a fearsome guard. The peasant tries to pass through but the guard denies him entrance. He must confront his own fears, as represented by the guard. The unique style that integrates a contemporary sensibility elucidates the film’s highly universal theme.
(4 min. 52 sec.)

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Alessandro NOVELLI


Born in 1987 in Nuoro, Italy, he lives in Spain. The Guardian is his first short film.

( 2016 )

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