Study is an independent film written, directed by, and starring Paolo Benetazzo.
Distinguished by a profound cinematic individualism, the film was entirely shot by Benetazzo without a film crew. Many scenes were filmed with literally no one behind the camera. The film has been screened and awarded at several international film festivals and has developed a cult following among fans and audience, due to underground popularity.
Study is a psychological thriller that follows a psychology student in the last week before his final exam, discovering his life and exploring his mind.
Starting on Monday, in the middle of his room, the student tries to study surrounded by his past and his present, obsessed by the concept of life and death, and tortured by the eternal struggle between science and religion.
As the days go by, unexpected characters and situations interfere with the student, turning what was meant to be a regular week of study into a complete nightmare.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS:
Winner Gold Award - California Film Awards 2012
Winner Award of Merit - The Indie fest 2012:
Nominated for Audience Award - Portobello Film Festival 2012
Winner Honorable Mention - Los Angeles Movie Awards 2013
Winner Award of Merit for Feature Film - The Accolade Competition 2013
Winner Award of Merit for Leading Actor - The Accolade Competition 2013
Official Selection - SoCal Film Festival 2013
Official Selection - Columbia Gorge International Film Festival 2014
Official Selection - Cyprus International FiIm Festival 2014
REVIEWS, ARTICLES AND INTERVIEWS:
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