During a romantic outing in the mountains, a man was led by his loved one through a scavenger hunt to find a special object. That same man has shut himself in his apartment for who knows how long, but thanks to the memory from that day he will finally find something infinitely more important: his identity.
English Title The Man Who Didn't Want To Leave Home Year of production 2019 Length 17 min Country Italy Format 2,40:1 CameraUrsa Mini Pro, 4,6K raw Sound Stereo Dialogue Italian DirectorSavino Genovese Production Compagnia GenoveseBeltramo Co-producer Vittorio Chiesi, Alessandra Altissimo Production Manager Iacopo De Gregori Cinematographer Alessandro Mattiolo SoundMarco Montano Sound Design Valentina Dimmito Music Andrea Laszlo De Simone Director's Assistant Andrea Canepari Writers Savino Genovese, Viren Beltramo EditingGabriele Ottino Animation Kinopatia Scenography Massimo Voghera, Enrica Campi Costume Design Elena Gaudio Cast Viren Beltramo, Savino Genovese Festival Selections World Premiere
Director's Intention We intend to tell a story in which a person annihilates himself for another, and where the self-annihilation is amplified by abandonment. This is a very common reaction that many of us have experienced and that is easy to relate to. A play of mirrors between the characters and the spectator. A short and cathartic journey towards awareness, aiming at setting free all those who take part in it, both inside the screen and outside. We want to seize the exact moment of the liberation and to tell it apart from the preceding steps, a seesaw of past and present that may become a lifetime trap.