Giulio Mastromauro’s Timo’s Winter (Inverno) is a magical film that deserves to go all the way to the Oscars

Timo’s Winter (Inverno) has been selected for numerous film festivals across the United States, Turkey, and Albania–Inverno. This beautiful short is a tearjerking film, describing the life of Timo, a young boy living with his extended Greek family of funfair workers, struggling to cope with the unfortunate passing of his mother.

The livelihood of the greek family is associated with childlike wonder and joy wildly contrasting the details of their personal life. Mastromauro portrays agony as a boundless substance refusing to disregard any group, even children, who are too young to understand the misfortunes of life. As Timo slowly watched his mother fade and his family grieve; confused by his sudden realities; Mastromauro interprets pain as a being universally grasped on an emotional level, but never truly comprehended.

Mastromauro interprets pain as a being universally grasped on an emotional level, but never truly comprehended.

When a loved one passes, an empty void resides in their place, and the volume of silence is discovered. Little dialogue is spoken throughout the film, but Mastromauro cleverly exploits the emotional silence. As the family continues with their routine responsibilities, and beneath their calm composures, an emotional turmoil awaits. Timo’s Winter/Inverno echoes the continuance of life, and that in the wake of tragedies, we are not gifted with the time needed to grieve without interruptions. This cinematography in this film is outstanding and the acting impeccable. However, it is the story that will grab your attention and its one you will remember well after the credits have rolled. Timo’s Winter is a magical film that deserves to go all the way to the Oscars!

Little dialogue is spoken throughout the film, but Mastromauro cleverly exploits the emotional silence

Italian director Giulio Mastromauro, the talent behind Timo’s Winter {Inverno), originally graduated in law, but his love for cinema pushed him to follow his true passion. His time studying at Rome’s Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia honed his skills. He later wrote and directed his most known films Carlo & Carla, Nuvola, and Valzer; all receiving high accolades, praised by film critics and beloved by audiences. His achievements aided him in founding a short film distribution company with acclaimed actress Virginia Gherardini. The company soon found great success winning the David di Donatello Award, two Nastri d’Argento, a Globo d’Oro and a Palm d’Or at Cannes, for their productions.

Timo’s Winter (Inverno) is a beautiful film that is based on a true story, defiantly a must watch and one of our all time favorites!

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