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
Directors' Fortnight, Cannes Film Festival
FID – International Film Festival Marseille


The Parents' Room film poster. Graphic design Julie Peeters