Two suburban archetypes inhabit a few squared meters.
Their room is a receptacle of the intimacy of the world. They stare at it, they hear it, they don’t participate.
It could be that they are being watched: anytime something is named, it appears.
Fragments of what exists outside are delivered in chapters.
Two beings with no head no face meet, they can see each other without eyes.
A man and a woman show their looks to each other and a subtle blindness.
The ordinary life becomes the object of people’ staring, do we exist if nobody is watching us?
The space we inhabit is proportioned to our inner space?
A hint of a paradox crawls beneath us, the wings are locked in the constructions we built to fly.

( the shooting took place in the prison of Capanne-Perugia with the actors detainees and 4 highschool students of Liceo Classico A.Mariotti )

  • Vittoria Corallo ( stage name of Vittoria Chiacchella)
  • Vittoria Corallo
  • Teatro Stabile dell’Umbria
  • Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Perugia
  • Gli attori detenuti della Casa Circondariale di Capanne
    Key Cast
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  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 20, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 EUR
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Cinema Postmodernissimo Online
    January 9, 2021
    Italian premiere
  • MedFilm Festival
    November 8, 2021
    Voci dal carcere
Distribution Information
  • Teatro Stabile dell’Umbria
    Country: Italy
Director Biography - Vittoria Corallo ( stage name of Vittoria Chiacchella)

Vittoria Corallo is an Italian based actress and director.
Her main experiences are in theater: as an actress she toured nationally in plays directed by Filippo Timi, Valerio Binasco, Alessandro Gassman, Antonio Latella, Michele Placido;
as director her research originates in the poetic language applied to social-anthropological experiences: she directs a company of actors in a prison, she created a play with people with disabilities who were injured in their work place, she follows artistic projects in the outskirts to prevent educational poverty and to cooperate for integration. Voliera - Aviary is the first short film she directed.

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Director Statement

While performing in professional theater I felt a sense of marginalization from a wider realm of humanity, and realized I needed to make my artistic exploration more participatory, to open more significant connections between people and art, while trying to not minimize its research.
A path to that quest for me is to bring the artistic language and lenses in those contexts that seem to be strangers to it. Not to bend the artistic possibilities and use art as an activity that either heals or educate, but to stretch peoples’ languages to the exploration of its mystery.
I feel a rawness in non professional actors that evoke a sincere and essential beauty, which matches the aesthetics with the meanings I try to develop. I wish to blend the traces of theatrical performance into the language of film, or to explore that possibility, to play with essential symbols or poetic evocative sets or gestures and the extreme realism of ordinary life and time.