The Fool | Pili Valdivia Shop

The Fool is an autobiographical (-multi-biographical) fashion film, that depicts the story of the fool in their golden journey of "becoming others" and learning how to live.

It was initially conceived as a fashion film to showcase a collection of t-shirt, and inevitably, it became a mystical concept film, filled with symbolism and an arcane essence, so soon, all commercial purposes were reprioritised, leaving space for open and vulnerable meaning to arise.

It was shot in Berlin with a Super 8 camera, and with no budget besides some pocket money, it tells an honest and innocent story of awakening.

  • Pili Valdivia
  • Pili Valdivia
  • Hannah Autrum
  • Pili Valdivia
    Cast (In order of appearance)
  • Jonas Opitz
    Cast (In order of appearance)
  • Olivia De Sá
    Cast (In order of appearance)
  • Jonathan Mak
    Cast (In order of appearance)
  • Jackson Hoffart
    Cast (In order of appearance)
  • Akiel Gallina
    Cast (In order of appearance)
  • Hannah Autrum
    Cast (In order of appearance)
  • Elisabeth Conrad
    Cast (In order of appearance)
  • Frederic Müller
    Cast (In order of appearance)
  • Hanna Renekamp
    Set Runner
  • Vanessa Heeger
  • Masaccio
  • Alejandro Ramos
    Set Photography
  • Maria Ignacia Navarro
    Art Direction
  • Teresa Duggan
    Art Direction Assistant
  • Vanessa Heeger
  • Amrit Dhillon
    Color Grader
  • Chrisman
  • Laura Rochlitzer
    Music Editing
  • Vanessa Heeger
    Sound Recording and Editing
  • Pili Valdivia
    Voice Over
  • Teresa Koch
    Special Thanks
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Fashion Film, Biography, Esoteric, Narrative
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 15, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    500 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
  • Language:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Sarajevo Fashion Film Fest
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    December 19, 2021
    Best Social Message Nomination
  • Festival Super Off
    Sao Paulo
    August 3, 2022
Director Biography - Pili Valdivia

Born in Chile in 1994 and currently based in Berlin, Pili Valdivia is a graphic artist, constantly searching for new languages and keys to create deep and emotional narratives, within the film realm and outside of it.

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Director Statement

From silence to sound; from staticity to motion; from nothingness to something-ness... continuously experimenting without another purpose than achieving a more vast understanding of things.