Experiencing Interruptions?

Too Late

Sometimes it is difficult to expose yourself, deciding that something you made peace with for a very long time does not suit you anymore. And sometimes may be good to do something.
Matteo and Francesca are young, they have been best friends for years and also lovers for a few months: they agreed that their relationship would never go further because Matteo is often far from home, Francesca is still studying and it would be too difficult - and too painful - to get into a relationship. Therefore, what they allow themselves are just some moments for themselves, where it seems like they're the only people in the world, moments that go beyond the time that unrelentingly passes. When Matteo leaves for six months for work, however, the distance becomes unbearable: it's the time for both to change the situation. Unfortunately, it's too late.

  • Ramona Bustiuc
    Andromaca, Henko
  • Lorenzo Antonicelli
  • Ramona Bustiuc
  • Raffaella Antinucci
    Key Cast
    "Francesca "
    The Tape
  • Christian Carère
    Key Cast
    "Matteo "
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    Too Late
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    Romance, Drama
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    11 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 31, 2021
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  • Too Short To Wait
    February 4, 2022
    Italian Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Ramona Bustiuc, Lorenzo Antonicelli

Both born in 1999, Ramona and Lorenzo meet in 2018 in University through mutual friends, but they won't start working together until 2021.

Lorenzo is quiet, calm, precise, and he loves Gaspar Noè. He's a talented cinematographer and videomaker, even if he doesn't drink coffee. He learned all by himself, and now he's able to teach others how to do it.

Ramona is anxious, loud, and sometimes really clumsy. Her favorite director is Woody Allen, and she's been writing stories since she was in elementary school. She drinks a lot of coffee, and sometimes she also directs short movies.

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Director Statement

"Too Late" was an experiment, we weren't sure how it would turn down. It was the first time we worked together, but eventually we think we did a good job. It was also a real fun.

Il fine di "Too Late" non è tanto raccontare una storia al pubblico, quanto trasmettergli qualcosa. La narrazione infatti non è lineare, sono i protagonisti a dirci a cosa dobbiamo dare più importanza, aiutati da una fotografia che esalta le emozioni provate dagli stessi. Anche la scelta di lavorare con una videocamera a mano e di non tenere ogni dettaglio a fuoco è funzionale a raccontare i piccoli momenti vissuti da Francesca e Matteo.