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Shorts
Nine recent short films will be presented in one short film program lasting approximately 83 minutes. Love, friendship, and personal relationships are the topic of these shorts. The audience will vote on their favorite short

PLOT: The banquet is all prepared. A corkscrew shows its seducing skills to conquer its bottle, but someone disagrees. Corkscrew
DIRECTOR: Massimo Ottoni
YEAR: 2019
LENGTH: 3’50”
GENRE: Animation
SOURCE: Courtesy of the director

PLOT: 1943. The two soldiers, Sante Bacci and Nicola Caputo, are left behind on the coast of Sardinia. Sante cannot get help for his brother-in-arms who is sick with a high fever. Maria, a young girl who lives nearby, will come to the rescue, bringing Nicola to her house and having the old women of the family take care of him. Maria
DIRECTOR: Giovanni Battista Origo
YEAR: 2019
LENGTH: 20’00”
GENRE: Drama
SOURCE: Courtesy of Olbia Film Network

PLOT: After a bad fight, a couple wakes up with a problem. Or rather two: he can’t speak and she cannot hear. Doctors and exams cannot solve the issues, but a Zen Master comes to the rescue with a little special plant. Verdiana
DIRECTORS: Elena Beatrice & Daniele Lince
YEAR: 2020
LENGTH: 8’32”
GENRE: Comedy
SOURCE: Courtesy of the directors

PLOT: Renaud is 85 years old and lives in Paris with his trusty wheelchair-caregiver. He is a loner, creature of habit, peacefully blocked for years on the top floor of a Montmartre building. But what if a new woman, moving into the apartment across the street, suddenly messes up his routine? What if both start feeling an uncontrollable desire to no longer live in solitude? Solitaire
DIRECTORS: Edoardo Natoli
YEAR: 2020
LENGTH: 11’00”
GENRE: Animation
SOURCE: Courtesy of Zen Movie Distribuzione

PLOT: A 10-year-old boy is in the car with his father, a Roman and Roma football club supporter. They are late because the crucial game against Lazio is about to start, but first they have to go somewhere. Luce
DIRECTOR: Isabella Salvetti
YEAR: 2019
LENGTH: 10’00”
GENRE: Drama
SOURCE: Courtesy of Premiere Film

PLOT: Giorgio has recently been diagnosed with a mysterious heart disease which puts him at risk of death if 87 beats per minute are exceeded. Chiara, his emotional educator, will teach him how to live a calm life, away from dangerous efforts and emotions. But is life worth living without emotions? Battiti
DIRECTOR: Michele Bizzi
YEAR: 2018
LENGTH: 8’30”
GENRE: Drama
SOURCE: Courtesy of Kinedimorae

PLOT: At a summer camp all the kids behave in a strange way: they are not very active. Aldo falls in love with Angela and courts her with small gestures. They start living a child love. Amore
DIRECTOR: Giulio Donato
YEAR: 2017
LENGTH: 13’30”
GENRE: Drama
SOURCE: Courtesy of Premiere Film

PLOT: Lightning Woman can move at supersonic speed and teleport, watching over the city and its inhabitants. But sometimes, to face everyday life, superpowers are not enough. FUlmini
DIRECTOR: Daniele Lince
YEAR: 2019
LENGTH: 6’05”
GENRE: Comedy
SOURCE: Courtesy of the director

TIMES: February 13, 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time til 3:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Febryary 15
   

  The Short Program was curated by the Italian Film Festival USA.