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ITALY / 10 MIN / 2020 / FICTION / DCP 2K / 1.85:1 / DOLBY 5.1 / COLOR
Subtitles available: English, Italian, Spanish
After a big fight, a couple wakes up with an unbelievable problem: he can’t speak and she can’t hear anything. Doctors and exams are useless. A female Zen Master and a very special plant come to their aid.
Dopo un litigio in cui volano parole grosse, una coppia si risveglia con un problema. Anzi, due: lui non riesce più a parlare e lei non può più sentire. Medici ed esami non servono a nulla e in loro soccorso arriverà una Maestra Zen con una piantina un po’ speciale.
Luego de una importante pelea, una pareja se despierta con un inexplicable problema: él no puede hablar y ella no puede oír. Los doctores y los estudios médicos son inútiles. Sólo una maestra Zen y una planta muy especial podrán ayudarlos.

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Festivals & Awards

  • Festival del Cinema Internazionale di Salerno (Italy, 2020) – Special Mention
  • Asti Film Festival (Italy, 2020) – winner Premio della Giuria Giovane
  • Glocal Film Festival (Italy, 2021)
  • Cortinametraggio (Italy, 2021)
  • Amicorti Film Festival (Italy, 2021) – winner Miglior sceneggiatura, Premio del Pubblico, Miglior coppia di attori, Premio Ars Nova
  • Cortisonici (Italy, 2021)
  • Festival Tulipani di Seta Nera (Italy, 2021) – winner Miglior Opera per la TV
  • Festival del Cinema Italiano San Vito Lo Capo (Italy, 2021) – winner Premio Scaglie al Cortometraggio
  • SanGiò Verona Video Festival (Italy, 2021)
  • Fabriano Film Fest (Italy, 2021)
  • Ciak Film Festival (Italy, 2021)
  • Videocorto Nettuno (Italy, 2021)
  • Ariano Film Festival (Italy, 2021)
  • I Corti dei Fabbri (Italy, 2021)
  • Bardi Film Festival (Italy, 2021) – winner Miglior Cortometraggio Popolare
  • Corti in Cortile (Italy, 2021)
  • Villammare Film Festival (Italy, 2021)
  • Festival Internazionale Cinema di Frontiera (Italy, 2021)
  • Aprilia Film Festival (Italy, 2021) – winner Premio Aprilia, Miglior Sceneggiatura, Special Mention⁠ Best Music
  • Garofano Rosso FIlm Festival (Italia, 2021)
  • CORTeggiando Vimodrone (Italy, 2021)
  • Corti sul lettino – Cinema e Psicoanalisi (Italy, 2021)
  • Early Bird Student Film Festival (Bulgaria, 2021)
  • FIAFest (Colombia, 2021)
  • Ismailia Film Festival (Egypt, 2021)
  • Internationale Grenzland-Filmtage (Germany, 2021)
  • Olhares do Mediterraneo (Portugal, 2021)
  • CineEco – International Environmental Film Festival of Serra da Estrela – Seia (Portugal, 2021)
  • Festival Internacional de Cine en Ponferrada (Spain, 2021)
  • Alumbra, Festival de Cortometrajes Ciudad de Hellín (Spain, 2021)
  • Italian Film Festival USA (USA, 2021) – winner Best Short Film
  • San Diego Italian Film Festival (Italy, 2021)

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directed by

Elena Beatrice & Daniele Lince

written by

Giovanni Busnach, Elena Beatrice, Daniele Lince

produced by

Beatrice Sancinelli

production company

Officine IED Anteo

1st AD

Beatrice Sancinelli, Giada Basile

Cinematography by

Alberto Cammarano

Make up

Giulia Marzo

Film editor

Nicola Leone

Sound Designer

Tommaso Barbaro

Production Sound Mixer

Alessio Sartori

Original Music

Luca Fois


director's bio

Elena Beatrice and Daniele Lince are an Italian film director/screenwriter duo. They think that stories can change the world: their mission is to find the best way to tell them. Their works have been selected by several festivals, including Nastri d'Argento, Visioni Italiane, and ShorTS International Film Festival. Based in Turin (Italy), they work on movie projects, commercials, and music videos. They directed branded movies for Parmigiano Reggiano, Blåkläder Workwear, and Antrax IT Design. Among their short films, there are "Verdiana", a comedy about an unusual couples therapy, a special plant, and a female Zen Master played by Angela Finocchiaro, "Fulmini e Saette" (eng. title: "Thunderbolts and Lightning Strikes"), starring Carolina Crescentini in the role of a superheroine, and "Monster Sitter", a mockumentary about the daily life of the caretaker of a lake monster. In 2018 they produced and directed "Get Big", a feature documentary about Ultimate Frisbee, now on Amazon Prime.