Dario is a young architect, completely focused on a career that has become his only reason for living.
An unexpected "bump" on his path forces him to face a dilemma that may question everything he thinks to know about himself.
What is the price of self-realization?

  • Mattia Benci
  • Sara Toni
  • Mattia Benci
  • Sara Toni
  • Mattia Benci
  • Sara Toni
  • Alessandro Cassutti
    Key Cast
  • Martina Benci
    Key Cast
  • Cesare Demichelis
    Key Cast
  • Davide Piazzolla
    Interno Famigliare, La Stanza del Sorriso, Triangle, YouDie, L'Uomo Nuovo (tv series)
  • Kassandra La Mantia
    Production designer
  • Yakumo Kobe (aka Marco Paolini)
    Sound Design & Foley Artist
  • Francesco Lembo
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    28 minutes 46 seconds
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    November 10, 2019
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    10,000 EUR
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Director Biography - Mattia Benci, Sara Toni

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Ithome is a collective formed by Mattia Benci and Sara Toni
Mattia Benci, born in Vercelli (Italy) in 1986. After his studies, he moved to Turin where he worked as a civil engineer. At the same time he cultivates his passion for cinema by collaborating on some Turin low-budget shorts and feature films. In 2018 he founded the art collective Ithome together with his partner Sara Toni.
Sara Toni, born in Casale Monferrato (Italy) in 1987, is a graduate in Economics, works in the theater administration field. Despite her profession, she devoted herself to her passion for cinema by collaborating as a production director for some low-budget Turin shorts. In 2018 she founded the art collective Ithome together with Mattia Benci.
"Osmosi" (2019) is their first short film of which they are authors, directors and producers.

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Director Statement

Osmosi is a deliberately risky film debut, characterised by long takes and minimal editing.
The camera follows the protagonist at close range, sometimes anticipating his movements and impulses as if it was in his head.
A slow dream-like and at times disturbingly unravelling film, that develops into a stream of memory and consciousness.
Osmosi is a tragedy of the soul that takes place in a world of two-room flats, inhabited by lonely young people struggling to conquer the little remains of what was promised to them once.

The film is also a metaphor about self-awareness. The disappointment of the protagonist represents the frustration of an entire generation realising it has become so different from what it was and from what it hoped to become.
However, revelation is followed by an existential dilemma, a violent metamorphosis leading to a new evolutionary stage, the outcome of which cannot be separated from the ecosystem in which one lives.