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HERE COME THE ROMANS
Offering us closure, a cheerful send off and a celebration of Italian cinema, the selection of short films for this program mark the end of the festival, providing us with a good Italian farewell. Join us for closing night and be sure to stick around after the credits. That’s all folks.
IL FISCHIETTO – Dir: Lamberto Sanfelice – NARRATIVE - 0:15:00 – ITALY
‘The Whistle’ tells the story of Giulia, a ten-year-old girl coping with the loss of her parents. Giulia suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and has difficulty accepting the harsh reality she has to face. She detaches herself from her surroundings and does not seem to be able to communicate with the people around her. Giulia's only friend is her dog, who we only later find out is a mental projection: the dog, named Elliott, was also in the car with her parents at the moment of the fatal accident.
Bu-Bu Settete – Dir: Daniel Merendoni – NARRATIVE – 00:15:00 – ITALY/COLOMBIA
The story of Massimo, a nobody in Rome, that is always in trouble scamming and living of his girlfriend. Massimo runs in to trouble once more with his local mafia boss...will his lucky star shine again this time?
La Stanze Dei Bottoni – Dir: Francesco Faralli – NARRATIVE – 00:12:30 – ITALY
The eleven-year-old Anna wants to be noticed by her first crush and to do so she buys a new dress. The problem is that she her requests are ignored by the men of her family. Anna has always been good and calm but even her patience has a limit.
La Tette Di Una Diciotenne – Dir: Luca Gennari – CELL SHORT – ITALY
A roman taxi driver with a love for young girls has a son at war.