A boy is very worried about the seemingly inexplicable disappearance of his psychoanalyst. Everything that happens to him, from that moment, reveals strange coincidences.

  • Alex Cantarelli
  • Alex Cantarelli
  • TCM, AC Films/Theatre, Labaslabyrinth
  • Ivan Di Bello
    Key Cast
  • Giulia Corallini
    Key Cast
  • Antonio Eugenio Macrì
    Key Cast
  • Rosa Buschi
    Key Cast
  • Claudia Nazzicone
    Key Cast
  • Antonella Caùti
    Key Cast
  • Rita Foti
    Key Cast
  • Gabriella Porta
    Key Cast
  • Alex Cantarelli
    Original music
  • Alex Cantarelli
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 5, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
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  • Language:
    English, Italian
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Festival Corto Corrente - Città di Fiumicino - Best Cinematography
    November 22, 2019
    Best Cinematography
Director Biography - Alex Cantarelli

Alex Cantarelli (1970) is an italian playwright and director. He graduated in Philosophy and directed over 50 shows in theatre. He published in 2014 a collection of dystopian short stories ("2142"). Emma is his first short movie.

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Director Statement

Emma is a minimalistic short movie. Young actors, an old woman with no movie's experience. The suburbian deserted streets, the roman seaside. My will is to hit the audience through simplicity and symbols.
The movie developed from a single simple fact: to disappear with no reason. I tried to figure out how who is left alone can feel himself about it.
Emma is basically a movie about absence and about what is that absence leaves inside us. To quote the famous medieval sentence: nothing lasts, only names.
EMMA has won a prize for Best Cinematography in "Corto Corrente" Città di Fiumicino Festival, in November 2019.