Film edition 2021

END OF SEPTEMBER

Christian tries in every way to bring his younger brother Giulio to school. An easy thing for most, but not for them, who don’t know their father and whose mother is an alcoholic. In addition to this, Christian is a bricklayer and has to start work at the same time his brother has to start school.

Original Title Giusto il Tempo per una Sigaretta
Category Official Competition
Section Parental Experience
Tipology Short Film
Duration 14' 59"
Production Year 2020
Nationality Italy
Directed by Valentina Casadei
Screenplay Valentina Casadei
Main cast Matteo Olivetti
Malik Gueye
Aziz Es Sahnuony
Produced by Paola Piccioli, Salvatore Sclafani
Production First Child Production

Headshot 13e047e6ce headshotValentina Casadei

Born in Ravenna, Italy, Valentina Casadei graduated in cinema history from Dams in Bologna. She then moved to Paris to take an English-speaking Master in screenplay and directing at Eicar. In 2016 and 2017, she wrote and directed two short films, ALL ABOUT EMILY and BLESSED DAYS, selected in numerous international film festivals and distributed by Artex Film. Her first professional short film, END OF SEPTEMBER, was produced by First Child Srl with the support of the Emilia-Romagna Film Commission and is distributed by Tiny Distribution. She is a programmer and member of the jury for several short film festivals. She has also published three collections of poems with three Italian publishing houses. She is currently developing three short films as well as her first feature film, within the Screenwriting Atelier 2021 at Fémis in Paris.

Production
First Child Production 

Festival contact
Tiny Distribution
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