Damaged goods

Cinzia and Filippo meet in person for the first time after having met on chat. A badly cooked dinner, a few extra drinks, a constant alternation of attraction and embarrassment. They reveal themselves one word at a time, until Cinzia falls in her own usual trap, the one she triggers when she feels insecure. It is easy to relate to this story, in which diversity is only a detail. And it is on the viewer’s eye to decide whether this detail makes a difference.

  • Ludovico Bossi
    Director
  • Savino Genovese
    Writer
  • Viren Beltramo
    Writer
  • Ludovico Bossi
    Producer
  • Compagnia GenoveseBeltramo
    Producer
  • Savino Genovese
    Key Cast
    "Filippo"
  • Viren Beltramo
    Key Cast
    "Cinzia"
  • Marco Montano
    Sound
  • Alessandro Mattiolo
    Cinematographer
  • Riccardo Salvini
    Music
  • Iacopo De Gregori
    Production Manager
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Fatta male
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Comedy, Romance
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 3, 2018
  • Country of Origin:
    Italy
  • Country of Filming:
    Italy
  • Language:
    Italian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • gLocal Film Festival
    Turin
    Italy
    Audience Award
  • Annapolis Film Festival
    Annapolis
    United States
  • Tripoli Film Festival
    Tripoli
    Lebanon
  • Festival Alto Vicentino
    Santorso
    Italy
    Premio AVIS
  • Italian Movie Award
    Pompei
    Italy
  • Festival Nazionale Videocorto Nettuno
    Nettuno
    Italy
    Best film; Best screenplay
  • Gozo Film Festival
    Gozo
    Malta
  • Ferfilm International Film Festival
    Ferizaj
    Kosovo
  • Glasgow Youth Film Festival
    Glasgow
    United Kingdom
  • Pondicherry International Film Festival
    Pondicherry
    India
  • Film Festival Uhvati Film
    Novi Sad
    Serbia
  • Wag Film Festival
    Arezzo
    Italy
  • Cherasco Movie
    Cherasco
    Italy
  • Skepto Film Festival
    Cagliari
    Italy
  • Moscow Shorts
    Moscow
    Russian Federation
  • The Short Film Festival
    Bucharest
    Romania
Director Biography - Ludovico Bossi

Ludovico Bossi was born in Turin in 1997 and studied filmmaking at London Film Academy. Fatta male, his last short film, has been screened and won awards in several festivals of different countries.

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Director Statement

The first date: so ordinary and yet so topical. The two characters stand in front of each other as if they were naked. They struggle to make a good impression but they feel unsure of being liked by the other. We observe them and we can capture every detail, we feel what they feel, we live what they live, their silence, their laughter… Then, all of a sudden, we find ourselves thrown out and the doors close. It seems like there is no more room available. Fatta male does not presume to offer any universal message or solution whatsoever. It just tells a story, as true as it possibly can be, so that most people can identify with it and think deeply about the others but most of all about themselves.