written and directed by

Alessio Vasarin

TEASER

LOGLINE

During one night, Giulio struggles to confide something important to Lara, his ‘more than’ friend. However, she too has not been entirely honest with him.

SYNOPSIS SHORT

Late spring, downtown Bologna, it is almost 3am. GIULIO (25) is waiting for a girl, LARA (24), outside the club where she works. They are friends with benefits and, as often happens in this type of relationship, one of them would like something more. Giulio needs to talk to her about something that has happened. He is in crisis over a feeling he does not quite understand. He tries to talk to Lara, but is constantly interrupted by a series of events. They come across a girl, GEMMA (20), harrassed by a guy. Lara steps in, pushes the man away and takes care of her. Together, they walk her home and, on the way, both Lara and Giulio bond with her. Gemma, with the verve of a modern fortune-teller, manages to understand what is going on in Giulio’s head. Once Gemma is back home, Giulio and Lara are finally alone again. Giulio, exhausted by the long wait, kisses Lara, then confesses: a few hours earlier, he had a flirt with a boy, and they kissed. Lara, without hiding a certain jealousy, gets angry with him and leaves.
At the end, Giulio’s back home. We spot a half-naked male figure sleeping in his bed. Giulio looks at him, thoughtful. The guy wakes up and goes away. Giulio is alone.

DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT

In my life I have never questioned my heterosexuality. However, It happened to me to feel more than just physical attraction to boys and sometimes something happened. I’ve always been spontaneous about it.
I realized, however, that I found it difficult, not to say shameful, to confide these experiences to others.
Perhaps I was not only afraid of being judged, but also of being seen different. Being heterosexual and cisgender is taken for granted; the rest must always be declared, to oneself and to others. Am I really able to decide and act on what concerns me intimately?
What I want does define me?
Through this story I intend to explore the characters and their shadows:
even Lara doesn’t tell the whole truth, about her feeling for Giulio.
In this framework Gemma, a transgender girl, represents a person who had to question her whole life and then had the courage to decide for herself.

CAST AND CREW

Written and directed by Alessio Vasarin

Produced by Michela Parlavécchio

Lorenzo Cingolani Alessia Perillo Artemisia Meinero
Filippo Lanzi Roberto Vertieri

Director of Photography Michele Cherchi Palmieri

Edited by Morgana Tinebra

Original Music by Daniele Alessi and Bianca Giacomoni

Production Coordinator Michela Parlavécchio

Story by Alessio Vasarin Giulia Palaia
1 AD Giuseppe Zampella
2 AD Giulia Palaia

Sound Recording by Carolina Stichter
1 AC Corrado Zito
Grip/Electric Graziano Di Domenico
Set Photographer Emma Gasparini Papotti
Rental Rec Südtirol Motion Pictures Jenessen Combocoop

Costume Designer Elena Beccaro
Production Designer Marianna Pasina
Make-up and Hair Maria Elena Miori Salon Mirage

Sound Editor Daniele Alessi
Colorist Silvia Pozzi

GENRE

Drama, LGBTQ+

LENGHT

15 min.

SETTING

Nocturnal urban Bologna, late spring

TONE

Introspective, bittersweet, light irony

STYLE

Close-ups, details, colorful lights, handheld camera, 4:3 ratio

THEMES

How other people percieve us, social labels, gender identity, sexual orientation, modern relationships

REFERENCE

The distance between us and the sky, by V. Kekatos
(Winnner Short film Palme d’Or at Cannes 2019)

PROJECT PATH

PROJECT STATUS

Late post-production

PRODUCER AND PRODUCTION COMPANY

Michela Parlavecchio, Frabiatofilm

BUDGET

51.561,16 €

FUNDING

PERIOD OF SHOOTING

29th – 30th – 31th May 2023 

ALESSIO VASARIN

Director and screenwriter

Alessio Vasarin (1988) is an Italian director and producer from Bolzano.
In 2014, together with producer and screenwriter Michela Parlavecchio, he founded the production company Frabiatofilm.
His first work is the sci-fi feature film Strings (2015), directed four-handedly together with Sandro Tarter and presented in 2015 at the Trieste Science+Fiction Festival, in the Spazio Italia category.
In addition to directing short films, including La tana – 2017, Détour – 2020, Agosto – 2022, he works as a producer with director Giulia Palaia on two short films (Agriope – 2020, Due madri – 2022) and on the feature film Delcisa, currently being written and selected for the Veneto Writing Lab 2021, under the supervision of Giacomo Durzi.
His next short film, Una notte, has been developed within ShorTS Developement & Pitching 2022, with the support of Massimiliano Nardulli.

MICHELA PARLAVECCHIO

Producer

Michela Parlavecchio (1993) is an Italian producer and screenwriter from Bolzano. She graduated in Arts with a thesis on apocalyptic cinema and, in 2014, during her studies, she founded the production company Frabiatofilm in Bolzano together with Alessio Vasarin. She continues her training in filmmaking by participating in various workshops in the field of production, including Forward (2021) held by Nadia Trevisan and Erica Barbiani. She works as a producer together with Alessio Vasarin and director Giulia Palaia. Between 2021 and 2022 she completes a mentoring course with producer Giovanni Pompili. At the same time she dedicates herself to screenwriting, attending two courses in writing for the cinema at the Holden school. Since 2021 he has been vice-president of the Film category in the South Tyrol Union of Trade, Tourism and Services.

FRABIATOFILM

Production company

Frabiatofilm is an Italian production company. It was founded by Alessio Vasarin, producer and director, and Michela Parlavecchio, producer and screenwriter, with the dream of enriching people’s imaginations with powerful and bold stories. In 2020, Frabiatofilm was selected by IDM Film Fund and Commission to follow a training course with producer Giovanni Pompili (Kino Produzioni). The future goal is to consolidate and grow its presence in the Italian and European markets.

FRABIATOFILM FILMOGRAPHY

COMPLETED

ROSSE FORMICHE ROSSE
A. Vasarin – 2022 – short

AGOSTO
A. Vasarin – 2022 – short

AGRIOPE
G. Palaia – 2022 – short

DÉTOUR
A. Vasarin – 2020 – short

LA COLAZIONE
A. Vasarin – 2019 – short

IL MOSTRO INVISIBILE
A. Vasarin – 2019 – doc

SHOGANAI
A. Vasarin – 2018 – short

LA TANA
A. Vasarin – 2017 – short

STRINGS
A. Vasarin, S. Tarter – 2015 – feature

IN DEVELOPMENT

DUE MADRI
G. Palaia – short (post-production)

UNA NOTTE
A. Vasarin – short (scriptwriting,
preproduction)

L’ETÀ DELL’INNOCENZA
C. Passeri – short (scriptwriting)

A DMATINA,
APENA AS LEVA L’OC DAL SUL
G. Palaia – short (in development)

DELCISA
feature (in development)

L’IMPRONTA
feature (in development)

CONTACTS

Alessio Vasarin
Director

+39 347 2140221
alessio@frabiatofilm.com

Michela Parlavecchio
Producer

+39 338 5487654
michela@frabiatofilm.com

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Alessio Vasarin
Director

+39 347 2140221
alessio@frabiatofilm.com

Michela Parlavecchio
Producer

+39 338 5487654
michela@frabiatofilm.com

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