Due madri

Written and directed by Giulia Palaia

Project dossier

TRAILER

CREDITS


Written and directed by GIULIA PALAIA
With VALENTINA PARISI, FEDERICA DI CESARE
Animation by MARIANNA PASINA
Also starring EMMA PALAIA, SALVATORE CUTRI, SANDRA PASSARELLO, EMANUELE CERRA, GRAZIANO HUELLER
Cinematography FEDERICO RUSSO
Edit SAVERIO SABATINI
Sound DANIELE ALESSI
MUA MARIA ELENA MIORI
Backstage ASIA DE LORENZI
Rental CO-RENT
Color grading CINECHROMATIX
Colorist SILVIA POZZI
Produced by ALESSIO VASARIN, MICHELA PARLAVECCHIO
a FRABIATOFILM production
With the support of PROVINCIA AUTONOMA DI BOLZANO, IDM – FILM COMMISSION SÜDTIROL, AIED 

SYNOPSIS SHORT

Two women, two beginnings of pregnancies, one strongly wanted, the other accidental, unintended. In just a few weeks, feelings and emotions intersect, leading the protagonists to share a hospital corridor, a miscarriage on the one hand, a life choice on the other.

DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT

Between November and December 2019 I was pregnant, for six weeks, and in the two weeks in which I knew, as much as I had strongly wished to be in that state, I was assailed by conflicting doubts. Daughter, sister, niece, partner, colleague, mother? How many times have I felt myself defined through a relationship, but who am I and in what roles do I wish to place myself? Can I really have more than one? It is a question that has brought me closer to both aspiring mothers and those who do not want to be mothers.

These are the questions that bring to the surface the two different potential motherhoods of Erica and Anna. A few decades apart, the two young women walk down the same corridor, the first through an abortion, the other through a miscarriage. Erica and Anna are closely linked, not only because they are mother and daughter, but also because they represent two of the voices that, on and off, speak in the heads of many. Erica, already a mother for six years, wants to distance herself from this single definition of herself. Anna, on the other hand, seeks it, finds it, loses it. 

An investigation into the path that leads a daughter to relive, even if from a different but not entirely opposite point of view, her mother’s experience of life, death and choice.

GENRE

Drama, animation

LENGHT

17 min.

SETTING

House interior, medical studio

TONE

Introspective, essential, rough

STYLE

Fixed camera, 4:3 ratio, clean frames

THEMES

Motherhood, abortion, role of women

PROJECT STATUS

Waiting for distribution

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR

Sales agent and distributor

PRODUCER AND PRODUCTION COMPANY

Alessio Vasarin, Frabiatofilm

BUDGET

15.000,00 €

FUNDING

  • IDM Prize for post production
  • Regional fund for cinema and media

PERIOD OF SHOOTING

December 2021

GIULIA
PALAIA

Director and screenwriter

Giulia Palaia (1989) studies architecture and graphic art, moving between Venice, Paris and Milan. Back to Bolzano, her city of birth, she starts working in the world of creative communication, dedicating herself to commercial and cultural projects. She approaches cinema as an author giving voice to a personal investigation, through the exploration of female figures in dialogue or in conflict with their own double. She writes and directs two short films, Agriope (2022) and Due Madri and participates in the Veneto Writing Lab for the writing of the feature film Delcisa.

MICHELA PARLAVECCHIO

Producer

Michela Parlavecchio (1993) is an Italian producer and screenwriter from Bolzano. She graduated in Arts with a thesis on apocalyptic cinema and, in 2014, during her studies, she founded the production company Frabiatofilm in Bolzano together with Alessio Vasarin. She continues her training in filmmaking by participating in various workshops in the field of production, including Forward (2021) held by Nadia Trevisan and Erica Barbiani. She works as a producer together with Alessio Vasarin and director Giulia Palaia. Between 2021 and 2022 she completes a mentoring course with producer Giovanni Pompili. At the same time she dedicates herself to screenwriting, attending two courses in writing for the cinema at the Holden school. Since 2021 he has been vice-president of the Film category in the South Tyrol Union of Trade, Tourism and Services.

ALESSIO VASARIN

Producer

Alessio Vasarin (1988) is an Italian director and producer from Bolzano.
In 2014, together with producer and screenwriter Michela Parlavecchio, he founded the production company Frabiatofilm.
His first work is the sci-fi feature film Strings (2015), directed four-handedly together with Sandro Tarter and presented in 2015 at the Trieste Science+Fiction Festival, in the Spazio Italia category.
In addition to directing short films, including La tana – 2017, Détour – 2020, Agosto – 2022, he works as a producer with director Giulia Palaia on two short films (Agriope – 2020, Due madri – 2022) and on the feature film Delcisa, currently being written and selected for the Veneto Writing Lab 2021, under the supervision of Giacomo Durzi.
His next short film, Una notte, has been developed within ShorTS Developement & Pitching 2022, with the support of Massimiliano Nardulli.

Production company

Frabiatofilm is an Italian production company. It was founded by Alessio Vasarin, producer and director, and Michela Parlavecchio, producer and screenwriter, with the dream of enriching people’s imaginations with powerful and bold stories. In 2020, Frabiatofilm was selected by IDM Film Fund and Commission to follow a training course with producer Giovanni Pompili (Kino Produzioni). The future goal is to consolidate and grow its presence in the Italian and European markets.

FRABIATOFILM FILMOGRAPHY

COMPLETED

ROSSE FORMICHE ROSSE
A. Vasarin – 2022 – short

AGOSTO
A. Vasarin – 2022 – short

AGRIOPE
G. Palaia – 2022 – short

DÉTOUR
A. Vasarin – 2020 – short

LA COLAZIONE
A. Vasarin – 2019 – short

IL MOSTRO INVISIBILE
A. Vasarin – 2019 – doc

SHOGANAI
A. Vasarin – 2018 – short

LA TANA
A. Vasarin – 2017 – short

STRINGS
A. Vasarin, S. Tarter – 2015 – feature

IN DEVELOPMENT

DUE MADRI
G. Palaia – short (post-production)

UNA NOTTE
A. Vasarin – short (scriptwriting,
preproduction)

L’ETÀ DELL’INNOCENZA
C. Passeri – short (scriptwriting)

A DMATINA,
APENA AS LEVA L’OC DAL SUL
G. Palaia – short (in development)

DELCISA
feature (in development)

L’IMPRONTA
feature (in development)

CONTACTS

Giulia Palaia
Director

giulia.palaia@fffish.it

Alessio Vasarin
Producer

+39 347 2140221
alessio@frabiatofilm.com

 

Michela Parlavecchio
Producer

+39 375 5329235
michela@frabiatofilm.com

Giulia Palaia
Director

giulia.palaia@fffish.it

 

Michela Parlavecchio
Producer

+39 375 5329235
michela@frabiatofilm.com

 

Alessio Vasarin
Producer

+39 347 2140221
alessio@frabiatofilm.com

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