Joyeux Noël, big winner of FICMAN/INSFF 2

“Life is a cigarette. It begins with light and ends in ash.” During the first holiday season after her beloved father’s passing, a young woman attempts to recreate their traditions with his cremated remains. With Joyeux Noel, Haley Webb creates a light film, but of great quality. By treating Christmas…

Interview with Federico del Buono, director of Conquista il mondo

For Italy in short!, François on behalf of Le Petit Septième, met director Federico del Buono, whose first film, Conquista il mondo, will be presented on our website from December 6 to 8 2019. The interview was the occasion to learn more about the film itself, but also about trends…

Drag Kids – This is Just Beginning

“Boom!” Stephan, Jason, Nemis and Bracken aren’t teens yet. Like other kids of their age they’re living carefree lives except when it comes to their shared passion: drag queen routines. In imitating character (Queen Lactatia, Laddy GaGa or Suzan Bee Anthony) or exaggerating feminine stereotypes (Bracken), these kids transform and…

A coffee with… Alfredo Mazzara, director of Ragù Noir and La Barba

When we prepared Italy in Short!, we were seduced by the rhythm, the accuracy and the efficacity of the scenario of two dark humor short films, written and directed by Alfredo Mazzara: Ragù noir and La barba. So we grabbed the opportunity to meet him during our stay to Rome in June 2019, in order to learn – and learn you – about his creative process. Here are some highlights of this discussion.