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Women in Cinema Short-Films | Block no.
Directed by Olivia Altavilla | Australia 2019 | 14 min | Italian premiere
Language: English with Italian subtitles
Taboo is a social drama set in the late 70s, country Victoria.
When Sofia, a curious 13 year old girl from a devout religious
family discovers that the boy next door has been preyed upon
by the priest of their local congregation, she must challenge
her strict Catholic upbringing and convince her parents to see
the evil hiding behind the good.
Festival & Awards
Olivia Altavilla As a recent graduate of Film and Television
at VCA, Olivia's latest short Taboo has screened all over the world including Vancouver International Film festival and being a finalist for the Horizon Award at Sundance. She is currently in post-production for her next short film "Stalling" and is working as a Creative Producer for Eric Tom & Bruce. With a goal to direct films that start conversations, she loves to capture truthful performances and compelling imagery through a gentle approach that is founded on preparation, trust and connection.
Vancouver International Film Festival
Human Rights Arts and Film Festival
Sundance Film Festival
Salento International Film Festival
Byron Bay Film Festival
Setting Sun Film Festival
Victoria College of the Arts Film & TV School