The Parents' Room
35mm film, CGI animation, color, sound, loop, 2021
Screening version: 10'

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

– IndieLisboa / EMEL Short Film Grand Prize
– IndieLisboa / Best Animation Award
– Cortocircuito, Festival Internacional de Cine / Young Jury Award

Festivals & screenings
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
LSFF, London, UK
IndieLisboa, Lisbon, PT