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The Divine Way

 15 Minutes / Experimental /Colour, 4k, HD 1.85:1 / Stereo, 5.1/ Germany 2018

Written, Produced & Directed by Ilaria Di Carlo


Loosely based on Dante’s Divine ComedyThe Divine Way takes us along on the protagonist’s epic descent through an endless labyrinth of staircases. Together with the protagonist, we move on a mystical path full of uncertainty and the unexpected. As the woman journeys deeper, the staircases mutate and she is trapped and pulled into their dangerous landscape, conducting us through more than fifty magnificent locations. Each minute is a new step that we feel deep inside ourselves, passing through the complex spaces our own universe of thoughts and feelings.


with   Ilaria Di Carlo

Director of Photography   Jan Klein

Music Score & Sound Design   Demetrio Castellucci

Director Assistant   Melina Pafundi

Location Manager   Rosa Grunicke

Production Assistant   Rebecca Shein

Production Designer  Ilaria Di Carlo

Camera Assistant  Nuno Martini

Boom Operator  Manolo Marin

Montage   Sofia Angelina Machado

Post-Production Supervisor & VFX Artist   Sascha Töpfer

Foley Artist & Re-Recording Mixer   Ricardo Murga

Colorist   Sally Shamas

thanks to

K2 Film, Hildenbrandt Film, Loft Tonstudios Berlin, SAE Institute Berlin

special thanks

Martin Aaserud, Irene Accardo, Demi Anter, Tuerkan Arikan, Philipp Bänfer, Martina Nini Carbone, Raffaella Carli, Mathias Christianse, Lutz Demmer, Silvia Dinaro, Oliver Dressnandt, Ute Durchholz, Andreas Engisch, Daniel Feigl, Magdalene Frewer-Sauvigny, Marlene Guraieb, Ehsan Haghighat, Dave Hedderman, Jan Marc Henning, Stephanie Hocke, Cäcilia Janzen, Roland Janzen, Tatjana Kohn, Andreas Köpke, Judith Kuhn, Michaela Lacina, Malte Lindner, Wolfang Mayer, Valerio Marini, Christian Melzer, Volker Mielchen, Vadim Muhlberg, Marita Müller, Nikola Müller, Charlotte Reibell, Bern Rottenburg, Andrea Schab, Petra Schubert, Manuela Simone, Andreas Steinfeld, Julia Sterr, Vivian Theweleit, Enrico Ticconi, Helmer van der Heide, Vegard Vinge & Ida Müller , Denise Vogel, Alina Woser, Michaela Zaremba

Germany 2018 all rights reserved © Copyright Ilaria Di Carlo





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