" Just the Time for a Smoke "

about 15 min

pre-production

produced by FIRST CHILD PRODUCTIONS

the film has received the support of the Emilia Romagna Film Commission

with Matteo Olivetti

written and directed by Valentina Casadei

Two brothers, Christian and Giulio, are alone, fatherless and with an absent and alcoholic mother. Day after day, it's this strong fraternal love that allows them to survive without collapsing. Mohamed, the owner of the grocery store downstairs, watches over the two brothers as a guardian angel. Christian protects his younger brother at all costs, to the point of sacrificing his life, the carefree of his youth and all his dreams that have now become utopias. 

 

" A Uber Story"

about 20 min

in development

written and directed by Valentina Casadei

Cătălin and Chiara find themselves, from one day to another, abandoned respectively by their wife and mother. Cătălin, Romanian Uber driver at night, cannot leave the job because he has to pay the rent. Chiara cannot sleep at home alone at night. She is only 6 years old. Cătălin will look for a solution to be able to face this obstacle in the best possible way and at the same time to be able to heal his inner wounds.

 

" In Their Shoes"

about 15 min

in development

written and directed by Valentina Casadei

Léo is an actor in his thirties. Cheerful and energetic, he works for the hospitals of Paris. Since a few months, it started a new mandatory practice for department heads doctors in each specialty of Paris hospitals: training sessions with actors to be able, in the best possible way, to announce a serious illness or the death of a patient to the family.

 

" If I Were Fire"

about 20 min

in development

written and directed by Valentina Casadei

If I Were Fire is the story of Emma, ​​a successful translator, in her sixties, who, on an ordinary afternoon, in the Roman subway, meets her son, Luca, homeless, while he is asking for alms. Luca, ten years earlier, had run away from home, leaving no trace. Emma will decide to follow him, without being seen, to understand which life her son has chosen to live away from home. 

 

" Blessed Days "

12 min 47 sec

Paris, 06/17

finished

distributed by ARTEX FILM

bought by SHORTLY

with Florence Monge, Daniel Schrompfer, Elisa Sergent, Luca Bondioli

written and directed by Valentina Casadei

thanks to Zoe Fan, Avantika Singh, Xavier de Durat, Ronan Sanchez, Margaux Hamaide, (...)

Adèle, an 85 years old lady, confronts very hardly the loss of her husband, after 63 years of shared life. An unexpected dream, will bring Adele to relive the last moments of their life together, at the museum. She will be able to overcome the pain.

 

 

All About Emily "

8 min 01 sec

Paris, 06/16

finished

with Florence Monge, Jelle Samminadin

written and directed by Valentina Casadei

thanks to Dale Arnold, Rahul Ganesh, Ruslan Ranjabar, (...)

A modest housekeeper keeps being bullied by an hysterical 
bourgeois for no apparent reason. Forced to endure these 
abuses in order to avoid being sent back to Cuba, she 
makes a discovery that will change everything.

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