The Parents' Room
35mm film, CGI animation, color, sound, loop, 2021
Screening version: 10'
World Premiere: 53rd Directors' Fortnight, 74th Cannes Film Festival, 7–17 July 2021

A family gathers around a bed to sing a lament to their own deaths, accompanied by a blackbird.

Project supported by the Directorate-General for Contemporary Creativity
by the Italian Ministry of Culture under the Italian Council program (2019).

Produced by: Jacqui Davies
Producer: Camilla Romeo
Original Score: Federico Chiari
Production & Prosthetic Design: Lorenzo Cianchi
Cinematography: Pierluigi Laffi
Animation & Compositing: Diego Zuelli

Festivals & screenings
2021
Directors' Fortnight, Cannes Film Festival, Cannes, FR
FID – International Film Festival Marseille, Marseille, FR
Curtocircuíto, Santiago de Compostela, ES
La Plata International Independent Film Festival, La Plata, ARG
Festival du nouveau cinéma, Montréal, CA
Courtisane Festival, Gent, BE
Viennale – Vienna International Film Festival, Vienna, AT
Márgenes Festival, Madrid, ES
Filmmaker Fest, Milano, IT

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