Sighs

On the touching notes of the musical piece "Pour la Lune" a girl walks through the bare streets of Venice, plagued by Covid-19.
Alone, deprived of every contact with the surrounding world, the main character dwells on the bittersweet memories of a past too close to be forgotten, yet helplessly fading away. The vivid memory of the just-ended relationship lingers in her mind, despite being nothing more than a mere recollection, vanished from reality.
The city on water feels grey and hollow, and is home to the young girl’s lonesome feelings, whose nostalgia flows out of the notes of a song with no words.

  • Iago Riet
    Writer and Director
  • Giovanni Concheri
    Supporting Actor, Editor and Music Composer
  • Chiara Schiraldi
    Lead Actress
  • Chiara Wochinger
    Cinematograher
  • Fadua Ouled Toumi
    Editor and Script Supervisor
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Sospiri
  • Project Type:
    Music Video, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 5, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    Italy
  • Country of Filming:
    Italy
  • Language:
    No Dialogue
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Ca' Foscari University of Venice
  • Pluriart Film Festival
    Padua, Italy
    February 3, 2022
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Golden Lemur International Film Festival
    Saint Petersburg, Russia
    Best Original Song - January 2022
  • London Indie Short Festival
    London, England
    Best Music Video - February 2022
Director Biography

The director is currently enrolled in the Bachelor's Degree Programme in Performing Arts and Media Studies at Ca' Foscari University of Venice.
He had experiences as script supervisor for the short film "(in) certezze", produced by Pluriart, an Italian nonprofit organisation, in 2021.
Two short films on his belt: "Cit. (Multiastra)" (2020) and "Sospiri" (2021).

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