Cochlea


In an all but motionless town, the movement of a marble ball awakens a drowsy soul. "Cochlea" is the descent into the mind of an old man who can't help but going round and round, prisoner of his thoughts and trapped in his past.

In un paesino quasi del tutto immobile, il movimento di una biglia risveglia una coscienza assopita. “Cochlea” è la discesa nella mente di un vecchio uomo che gira e rigira senza darsi tregua, prigioniero dei suoi pensieri e del suo passato.

  • Lisa Battocchio
    Director
  • Lisa Battocchio
    Writer
  • Lisa Battocchio
    Editing
  • Sergio Bovo
    Key Cast
    "man"
  • Gioele Fuisanto
    Key Cast
    "kid"
  • Lino Ferro
    Key Cast
    "father"
  • Federica Marchese
    Director of Photography
  • Roberto Pio di Monte
    DP assistant
  • Eleonora Collareda
    Make up, costumes and set design
  • Raffaele Proietti
    On set sound
  • Christian Celadon
    Assistant director
  • Nicola Mazzei
    Sound design
  • Katia Baù, Erika Battocchio
    On set assistants
  • Julia Gao
    Color grading
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Experimental, fantasy, surreal
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 17, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    Italy
  • Country of Filming:
    Italy
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Beijing Film Academy
  • TIFF - Experimental & Animation, Without Dialogue
    Tatsuno
    Japan
    November 20, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Absurd Film Festival - Bimonthly awards
    Milano
    Italy
    Honorable Mention
  • Intervalli Film Festival
    Padova
    Italy
    February 19, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Bute Street Film Festival
    Luton
    United Kingdom
    April 9, 2022
    "Break through" Official Selection
  • LA International Horror Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    July 7, 2022
    Official Selection
  • The Sur-REEL & Uncanny Film Fest
    London
    United Kingdom
    August 7, 2022
    Best director
  • The Sur-REEL & Uncanny Film Fest
    London
    United Kingdom
    August 6, 2022
    2nd Best Film
  • Fotofilm International Film Fetsival
    Istanbul
    Turkey
    August 22, 2022
    Finalist
  • Festival del Cinema di Cefalù
    Cefalù
    Italy
    August 1, 2022
    Semi-finalist
  • Blow-Up Arthouse Filmfest
    Chicago
    United States
    January 8, 2023
    Semi-finalist
  • Castellabate Film Festival
    Castellabate
    Italy
    September 11, 2022
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Lisa Battocchio

Born in 1996, Lisa is a writer and director with a BA at
Beijing Film Academy, Cinematography Department. Among
her latest works are "Morrison the Unloved Guru" (2021), finalist at the "European Film Festival Mainstream and
Underground" and selected in many other festivals worldwide and "Cochlea" (2021). She is now a freelance and worked in various independent productions in China and Italy.
Her films often touch the theme of “lost and found”, with some magic realism.

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Director Statement

No animals were harmed in the making of this film
Nessun animale è stato maltrattato nella realizzazione di questo film

Questo film vuole essere un omaggio al cinema surrealista e alle bellezze del territorio Veneto, girato tra i colli Euganei e i piccoli borghi di Padova.