Film edition 2021


It’s a sultry summer day when Gabriella arrives at her parents’ house: she plans to leave her daughter Mina there for a few days. Or maybe all summer long. The little girl will do everything to attract her mother’s attention and keep her close, triggering a duel with no holds barred.

Original Title Felici e Contente
Category Official Competition
Section Parental Experience
Tipology Short Film
Duration 11' 40"
Production Year 2020
Nationality Italy
Directed by Domenico Croce
Screenplay Fortunata Apicella, Domenico Croce
Director of photography Eleonora Contessi
Editor Lucia Balestrieri
Production Design Guglielmo Savinelli
Costume Design Elena Guardiani
Sound Simone Lucarella
Music Kristian Sensini
Main cast Elisa Pierdominici
Ilenia Ginefra
Production Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia Production

DCroceFOTODomenico Croce

Domenico Croce was born in Rome on the 24th of August 1992. He studied Engineering at Sapienza University. In 2014 he won the Hobbit Fan Contest with the short film THE ROAD GOES EVER ON (La strada va sempre avanti): this experience brought him to New Zealand, where he visited locations and studios from “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings” trilogies and he had the chance to meet their director, Peter Jackson. In 2017 he graduated at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome and BELOVED (L’AMATA), his graduation short film, received a Globo d’Oro nomination in 2019. In the same year he directed the short film DISORIENTATI, winner of the second Job Ciak contest, and he completed ANNE, a short film and his first co-directing experience, selected at the Giffoni Film Festival. In 2020 ANNE won three of the most prestigious prizes at Cortinametraggio. In 2021 ANNE won the David di Donatello Award for best short film. One year after graduating from the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Croce is called to direct another short film and HAPPILY EVER AFTER (Felici e contente) is the result of his latest collaboration with the prestigious film school. He is currently working on VETRO, his first feature film, written by Ciro Zecca and Luca Mastrogiovanni, produced by Fidelio with Vision Distribution.

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