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The Shortest Day

Data:

20/12/2019


The Shortest Day

Some like it short! On the occasion of the shortest day of the year, join us for an entertaining evening of quirky, amusing and insightful short films representing some of the best emerging talents of Italian cinema.

This year's selection revolves around a single theme, love, seen through multiple angles: the one that lifts you up, the one that consumes you, the one that overcomes borders and beliefs. The lineup includes winners and nominees of the most prestigious international awards and festivals and is a celebration of short films which highlights their great diversity.

 

Various directors 
Total running time: 67 minutes 
Shorts in Italian with English subtitles

 

In collaboration with

20191220 collaboration

 

 

LOCATION

Embassy of Italy 
3000 Whitehaven Street NW 
Washington, DC 20008

 

Please Note

REGISTRATION & PHOTO ID REQUIRED

DOORS OPEN 30 MINUTES PRIOR EVENT START-TIME

A registration is not a guarantee of a seat as these are assigned on a first-come first-served basis. Doors close at event start-time.

Once the event is full we will not accept wait list requests. A limited number of “last call" registrations will be available on Eventbrite between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM on the day of the event.

RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH EVENTBRITE. NO PHONE OR EMAIL RSVP AVAILABLE

 

 
 
cena per dueCena per due (Dinner for two)

Directed by Niccolò Valentini

Running Time - 9:03

In an elegant, Milanese apartment, preparations for a dinner are underway. A blind date, hosted at Azzurra and Thomas’s house, is organized as a surprise to set up their two single friends, Ludovica and Stefano. 

 

annaAnna

Directed by Federica D'Ignoti

Running Time - 8:50

Anna, after years of silence, decides to reveal to a stranger the story of a love that she defines as unconditional. But what is love? For Anna it is the motive of her pain, and her testimony will become her redemption.

 

il nostro concertoIl nostro concerto (Our concert)

Directed by Francesco Piras

Running Time - 14:59

Antonio is an eccentric retiree, who lives alone in an apartment in Cagliari. He spends his days on Superstar, a social network for musicians, where he performs classic Italian songs. In this virtual community, he meets Karen, a talented German pianist.

 

pepitasPepitas

Directed by Alessandro Sampaoli

Running Time - 15:23

Despite being over 30, Andrea still lives with his mother and his visually impaired grandmother. They don't know that he has a quite unusual part time job and he will try to do everything to prevent his grandmother from knowing who he really is.

 

sugarloveSugar Love

Directed by Laura Lucchetti

Running Time - 10:15

Gemma and Marcello are about to get married. They have long desired this moment. Like all newlyweds, they promise eternal love to each other, but Gemma and Marcello are not like all the spouses. They are two statues of sugar on a wedding cake.

 

parru pi tiaParru pi tia (In your place)

Directed by Giuseppe Carleo

Running Time - 14:39

Annachiara lives in the suburbs of Palermo with her family. She wants to win back her ex-boyfriend. Her grandma suggests that she uses an ancient ritual that could save the destiny of her lost love. The secret is in a cup of coffee…

 

 

Informazioni

Data: Ven 20 Dic 2019

Orario: Dalle 18:00 alle 20:00

Organizzato da : IIC Washington

Ingresso : Libero


Luogo:

Embassy of Italy

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