Emma meets Tancredi in Florence, embarking on a love affair with the intoxicating cosmos he represents: endless days in the gauzy hills, the sun-blanched beaches. They become engaged. Soon, however, Emma becomes caught in family politics, learning what is expected of a woman in Florentine high society. The same beauty that intoxicated Emma reveals itself as superficial, and suffocates her.
Noble Earth is a study of ennui and female repression within a world rarely seen onscreen— Italy's hermetic nobility.
Cast & Crew
Writer & Director Ursula Grisham // Cast Daisy Bevan, Elia William Cittadini, Pierangelo Menci, Bettina Giovannini // Produced by Lorenzo Fiuzzi, Melinda Prisco, Ursula Grisham // Director of Photography Kasper Wind DFF // Editors Nadia Ben Rachid, Carlos Marqués-Marcet // Music by Martin Velez // Sound Design Gabor Erdelyi Jr // Production Company Filmatique // North American Distributor Synergetic Media
Original Title Noble Earth // Country of Production USA // Country of Shooting Italy // Year of Production 2017 // Length 79 min // Shooting Format HD // Screening Format DCP // Original Language English, Italian
As of July 2018, Noble Earth is able to announce its participation in the following festivals:
Raindance Film Festival (London, UK)
Oaxaca Film Festival (Oaxaca, Mexico) *Best Film - Emergence
Bahamas International Film Festival (Nassau, Bahamas)
Visionär Film Festival - Encounters with New Auteurs (Berlin, Germany)
Seattle International Film Festival (Seattle, Washington)
New York | No Limits Film Series (New York City, New York)
25th Raindance: Great Anticipation for Noble Earth [Drive In International]
Review - Visionär Film Festival [Berlino Magazine, in Italian]
SIFF: Programmer Top Picks [SIFF]
"For things to remain the same, everything must change— do you understand?"
- Visconti, The Leopard (1963)