Once again, the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, in collaboration with Centro Nazionale del Corto (Italian Short Film Center), presents Ten Shorts around the World, a selection of 10 short feature movies by young Italian directors, that will be presented online for streaming starting on December 13th.
Link and password to view te short films online will be sent to the Institute’s newsletter subscribers on December 13, 2023 at 8:00am CT.
2022, 15′, Giuseppe D’Angella e Simone D’Alessandro
In a small provincial village, the balance of the community is violated by a traumatic event. Father Oreste is about to become bishop and leave his legacy to Father Luca, a young priest born and raised in the same village. The two priests will find themselves involved in the affair and they’ll spend a whole day in turmoil, hovering between decisions that, somehow, will irreversibly affect their future.
Graziano e la Giraffa
2022, 6′, Fabio Orlando e Tommaso Zerbi
A man hungry for sausages buys a microwave oven that will drag him into the wild.
2022, 15′, Giulio Tonincelli e Paolo Fossati
In one of the wealthiest and most polluted zones in Italy, a group of brave and stubborn women fight to save their territory and their children, revealing a new perspective on the world. People call them Flying Mothers.
2022, 9′. Giuditta Vasile
A normal awakening in a bare house full of games. A little girl and a father. Their last morning together. A sudden goodbye. An abandonment lived without any sadness, yet another game, yet another hide and seek where to learn to find each other.
2022, 15′, Leonardo Malaguti
For ten years Guido has received pizza every day that he has never ordered. Exhausted, he hunts for the person responsible: what seems to be a simple investigation becomes an obsession that may drive him to madness.
2022, 16′, Ludovica Zedda
On a deserted beach, between the sound of waves and the sunlight, Roberto and Matilde spend an apparently quiet summer spend a day with one an other. He’s a daydreamer, an intellectual who lives constantly in his past memories. She’s a grumpy and rebellious little girl who is going through that strange transition from childhood to adolescence. Behind the memories of one and the silences of the other, lies the fear of facing a critical topic for both. Spiaggia Libera tells of a generational comparison, of a finished love, of a broken balance that the two characters find themselves forced to overcome.
2022, 12′, Anna Seviroli
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Eight Steps tells the story of Nageth and her mother Amira, of their journey towards precarious hope. In the midst of this adventure they face the most dangerous obstacle, the prejudice, which will put them in front of a great misunderstanding.
2022, 12′, Filippo Valsecchi
Early Eighties. Two lovers chasing for a sunrise in the Tuscan countryside end up in the middle of a crime scene becoming the new targets of the villains.
2022, 11′, Giulio Gobbetti
Neptune is an intimate portrait of Alessandra, the youngest in a lineage of Italian hoteliers. She grew up in the Hotel Nettuno, which her family has owned for four generations. Today, the hotel engulfs her entire life: she lives and works in the hotel, with just a handful of days off a year. Day after day, as she repeats her tasks almost like a ritual, Alessandra recalls her past and dreams about the future.
Travel Notebooks: Cairo, Egypt
2022, 7′, Silvia De Gennaro
Dust, horns, the singing of the muezzin. Ruined houses, princely palaces. Gold, marble, inlaid woods, minarets, silver domes, the mystery of the pyramids, the hypnosis of geometry. A city that whirls, men that whirl. In ecstasy. The silence of the Mosques. The peace of the Nile.