Valparaiso

A film by: Carlo Sironi

Rocio is pent in an immigration detention center in Rome and she got pregnant during her reclusion. She doesn’t want to tell how it happened nor who did that. She prefers to remain silent. Law does not permit to hold a pregnant woman, so Rocio gets released with a temporary residency permit at her fourth month of pregnancy. Now she is free, but she has to carry on with an unwanted pregnancy.

Country: Italy
Genre: drama
Length: 20’
Completion: 08/2016
Screening format: DCP, H264
Spoken language: Italian
Subtitles: English

Festivals:

  • Locarno Film Festival, Switzerland (3 – 13 August, 2016)
    Pardi di Domani Won: Premio Film und Video Untertitelung
  • Milano Film Festival, Italy (8 – 18 September, 2016)
    International Short Film Competition
  • Medfilm Festival, Italy (5 – 15 November, 2016)
    Official Competition
  • Gijón International Film Festival, Spain (19 – 26 November, 2016)
    Short Film Official Section
  • Festival on Wheels, Turkey (25 November – 7 December, 2016)
    Official Selection
  • Passaggi d’autore: intrecci mediterranei – Mediterranean Short Film Festival, Italy (6 – 11 December, 2016)
    Official Selection
  • Sharm El-Sheikh Arab & European Film Festival, Egypt (5 – 11 March, 2017)
    Official Short Film Competition
  • Human Rights Arts and Film Festival, Australia (4 – 18 May, 2017)
    Official Short Film Program
  • International Human Rights Film Festival, Argentina (31 May – 7 June, 2017)
    Short And Medium-Length Films Official Competition Won: Special Mention
  • Mediterranean Film Festival Split, Croatia (8 – 17 June, 2017)
    Short film competition
  • Figari Film Fest, Italy (20 – 25 June, 2017)
    Official Competition
  • Behind Children International Film Exhibition, China (21 July, 2017)
  • Psarokokalo – Athens International Short Film Festival, Greece (26 – 31 July, 2017)
    Official Competition
  • MICGénero – International Film Festival With Gender Perspective, Mexico (2 August – 17 September)
    Official Selection
  • Locarno Film Festival, Switzerland (2 – 12 August, 2017)
    Academy Screenings
  • Concorto Short Film Festival, Italy (19 – 26 August, 2017)
    Official Competition
  • São Paulo International Short Films Festival, Brazil (23 August – 3 September, 2017)
    International program
  • Verona International Film Festival, Italy (30 August, 2017)
  • Seanema International Film Festival, Montenegro (31 August – 3 September, 2017)
    Short Film Competition
  • Pancevo Film Festival, Serbia (6 – 10 September, 2017)
    Early Works Competition
  • Shorts Mexico – Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes de México, Mexico (6 – 13 September, 2017)
    International Live Action Competition
  • Colombo International Student Film Festival, Sri Lanka (7 – 9 September, 2017)
    Official program
  • Bueu International Short Film Festival, Spain (9 – 17 September, 2017)
    Official Competition
  • Batumi International Art-house Film Festival, Georgia (17 – 24 September, 2017)
    International Short Film Competition
  • First Step Film Fetival, Tirana (19 – 23 September, 2017)
    Special program: Best films of 2016
  • Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival, United Kingdom (19 – 24 September, 2017)
    International Competition
  • THESS International Short Film Festival Thessaloniki, Greece (25 – 30 September, 2017)
    Official Selection
  • BRNO16 – International Short Film Festival, Czech Republic (11 – 14 October, 2017)
    International Competition
  • Super8000 Film Festival Aarhus, Denmark (27 – 29 October, 2017)
    Official Selection

Crew
Director: Carlo Sironi
Screenplay: Giulia Moriggi, Carlo Sironi
Producer: Giovanni Pompili, Dodo Fiori
Cinematographer: Michele D’attanasio
Sound: Stefano Sabatini
Editor: Andrea Maguolo
Composer: Giovanni Piccardi
Art director: Ilaria Sadun
Costume designer: Veronica Fragola
Camera Operator: Valerio Azzali
Line Producer: Alessandro Amato
Production Manager: Luigi Chimienti
Sound Editing: Alessandro Bianchi
Cast: Manuela Martelli, Marco Felli, Barbara Chichiarelli, Laura Rovetti