Private Project

Departures (15 min version)

Ludovico accepted the tough choice of his sick wife to be left to die. It takes some time to let him find the courage to reveal their daughter the truth through memories.

  • Nicolas Morganti Patrignani
  • Stefania Autuori
  • Nicolas Morganti Patrignani
  • Giorgio Colangeli
    Key Cast
  • Valeria Cavalli
    Key Cast
  • Alessandra Masi
    Key Cast
  • Marta Mazzucco
  • Gerardo Lamberti
  • Michele Melchionda
    Assistant director
  • Alessia Sugamele
    Camera operator
  • Luca Cobucci
    Assistant Camera
  • Francesco Buonocore
  • Alessandro Grappelli
    Boom operator
  • Martina Magliaro
    Makeup artist
  • Andrea Colarieti
    Assistant editor
  • Eleonora Russo
    Supporting actors
  • Daniele Di Fazio
    Supporting actors
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  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital HDV
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35 (scope)
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Director Biography - Nicolas Morganti Patrignani

Nicolas Morganti Patrignani is born in Rimini on december 27th. He spent his childhood and adolescence with his family in San Clemente, a small town in the province of Rimini. Firstborn, with two younger brothers, his father is an employee plumber and his mother is a housewife. In 2015, after graduating from the A.Volta-F.Fellini high school in Riccione, at the age of 18 he decided to follow his dreams and moved to Rome to study directing at Roma Film Academy in Cinecittà (Rome). During his studies, he directed several videos and in 2017 he graduated in Film and Television Direction, making his first short film “Partenze”, with Giorgio Colangeli, Valeria Cavalli e Alessandra Masi.

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Director Statement

What is really love? What would you be able to do for love? How far would you be willing to push yourself for love? Through this short film, we have not tried to give answers to these questions but we would like the spectator to ask them and reflect. We have represented a destroyed man with a heart torn by suffering but who, nevertheless, has accepted the will of the person he loves, even if he does not understand the reasons all the way. In addition to the husband-wife relationship, the father-daughter relationship is also treated: the protagonist feels the need to reveal the truth to his daughter but at the same time he feels a terrible fear of losing her too. Two different kinds of love, the same fear of losing them.