Con la licencia de Dios

Con la licencia de Dios

Documentary, 26 min.

Title E:With The Permission Of God
Title F:Avec la permission de Dieu
Title I:Con la licenza di Dio
Title G:Mit der Erlaubnis Gottes

by Simona Canonica

Switzerland, January 2011

In an isolated village in the Mexican desert, Griselda lives with the wind, silence and suspended time. She looks at life with humanity and pragmatism. Her husband emigrated to the United States, and like other women in the village, the children and the old, Griselda lives in a state of waiting… The haunting presence of absence colours the portrait of this mother of a family, in her strength and fragility.


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Directed by: Simona Canonica
Written by: Simona Canonica

World Premiere: January 2011
Original Version: Spanish (french subtitles), colour, Digi Beta, 26 min.


Production: École Cantonale d'Art de Lausanne, RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera
Producer: Geneviève Rossier

Cinematography: Simona Canonica
Editing: Martin M. Bartelt, Simona Canonica
Location Sound Mix: Rico Andriolo
Sound Editing: Rico Andriolo
Rerecording Sound Mix: Rico Andriolo
Art Direction: Simona Canonica

Open / CloseWorld Sales / World Rights

World Rights: École Cantonale d'Art de Lausanne

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Distribution Switzerland: École Cantonale d'Art de Lausanne

Open / CloseAwards (a selection)

  • Intragna, Film Festival Centovalli, Miglior Cortometraggio Ticinese 2012
  • Lisboa, doclisboa Festival Internacional de Cinema Documental, Best International Short Film Award 2011
  • Nyon, Visions du Réel, Prix Loterie Romande section Premiers Pas 2011