Pomegranate Seeds 2017
A scene from the short-film Pomegranate Seeds will be presented at Kino. It is a story of love, grief and identity-theft. After the death of Jenny, a young woman in her 20s, her boyfriend Andrea and her mother Monica, grieve together. Peace seems to settle over the pair until there is a knock on the door, a young woman introduces herself as a medium with a message from Jenny. Who is this mysterious woman and what does she want?
Samira Damato (DE/MLT) is a filmmaker who explores various facets of love and nostalgia. With her transnational background, Samira has experienced various cultures as a distanced observer, and uses these experiences in her practice. Her films have been screened at international festivals.
The short-film Pomegranate Seeds explores facets of emotion experienced around grief, not necessarily focussing upon it. The deification of a lost loved one, an attempt to replace or resolve the space which they once filled, and the conflicting emotional hardship that comes with survival.
Having written various screenplays around the subject, the film is a reiteration of various narratives into one concise and poignant portrayal.