Country: Italy
Year: 1998
Duration: 4'

Seven-year-old Stefano faces his first day at school amid his "tv commercial fantasies" about his own ideal family, "real life", and "emotional mystification".

"I loved the idea of a film whose real protagonists were 'the ways of telling a story', 'filmic constructions', and 'images'. These ways that are used to communicate should be contrasted with each other. Commercials are only one point of departure for short films. I think that what is being discussed also applies to any 'dishonest' film.

My sense of anguish and mystification grows out of the impossibility of knowing the reality and the real emotions that are behind the façade" (Emiliano Corapi).<


film director

Emiliano Corapi

Emiliano Corapi (Rome, 1970) began his film activity writing and shooting various short films. He has made several documentaries and commercials. In 1999 he won the Moravia Prize for the screenplay, The Case is Closed, which was cited by the Minister of Cultural Resources as being of national cultural interest.


Stasera tutto bene (cm, 1996), Miles (cm, 1997), La piccola illusione (cm, 1998), La perdita della nostra moneta storica (doc., 2000), La storia chiusa (2001).


& Credits

Regia, soggetto e sceneggiatura: Emiliano Corapi.
Director of photography: Raul Torresi, Riccardo Tonni.
Art director: Laura Raffaeli.
Sound: Filippo Porcari.
Music: Giordano Corapi, Alessio Moncelsi.
Editor: Daniel Hoffman.
Cast: Marco Panoncello, Lorenzo Masnoni, Fiorenza Tessari, Valerio Moncelsi, Vittoria Piancastelli, Giovanni Guidelli, Anna Di Maggio, Matilde Hoffman.
Production company: Emiliano Corapi, via Carlo Mirabella 18, 00195 Roma, Italy, tel. +39-6-37350059.
Italian distribution: Bananafish Distribuzione, via Caltanisetta 16, 00176 Roma, Italy, tel. e fax +39-6-7021900, e-mail .