Beside me - Accanto a me

A lonely girl, sad and melancholy, walks through the city. The same girl, happy and smiling, walks embraced to her mate.
Two parallel planes, one real and one imaginary, which intertwine with each other, leading the main character to make a trip out of the city, and at the same time another journey, the most important one, inside her own unconscious.
An alternation and a growing of emotions, which intentionally leave room for different meanings and interpretations, which have as their only background the theme of a difficult and desperate experience that many human beings have in their lives; the emotional dependence.
Dutifully dedicated to his father, a well-known documentary filmmaker who died in 2005, the short film was shot between Rome and some suggestive places in Tuscany, the same places where the director had started working next to him as a young girl.

  • Camilla Percuoco
  • Camilla Percuoco
  • Daniele Fioretti
  • Miriam Galanti
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  • Gerardo Cardinale
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    7 minutes 32 seconds
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    December 22, 2018
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    8,500 EUR
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Director Biography - Camilla Percuoco

Camilla Percuoco was born in Rome in 1974. After high school, she began very young to take her first steps in the world of cinema and television, assisting her father Giancarlo Pancaldi, a well-known documentary filmmaker, in the realization of some of his Rai documentaries (Quark, Pan, Geo & Geo).
He then enrolled at the Faculty of Political Science at the La Sapienza University of Rome, and at the same time he began a period of internship as an assistant secretary of the edition for a TV series Mediaset.
In 2000 he began his career as "Script Supervisor" as a collaborator of important directors, and at the most important Italian film and television productions, making films for the cinema and successful TV series.
In 2018 he made his debut as a director with the short film "Accanto a me".

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