Filippo Demarchi
Switzerland, 11 min
World premiere

How do you discuss your private life with your parents? Camera in hand, a young man talks to his parents about his avowed homosexuality. Precise humour-tinged editing lets the novice filmmaker convey the full tension and complexity of this confrontation. With just a few shots, he reveals the limits of this exchange, while showing their reciprocal pursuit of a sincere family relationship, unfolding before our very eyes.

Camera in hand, a young man talks to his parents about his avowed homosexuality. The son expects support, approval and advice. The parents feel their way between a difficult acceptance and listening. Precise editing tinged with humour allows the novice filmmaker to convey the full tension and complexity of this confrontation made all the more intense through the filming device. With apparent simplicity, in just a few shots, he reveals the fragility and restrictions of this exchange, while showing their reciprocal pursuit of a sincere family relationship, unfolding before our very eyes.
“I wanted to make this film so I would feel less alone. It came from the desire to connect with my parents in a more profound way than through discussions of the rain and fine weather. With Taglia corto !, I sought to confront my biggest problem – my inability to discuss my intimacy with my parents. I wanted them to really know me, to show them who I am inside, so as to build a more mature relationship. I wanted to assert what makes me different, so that I can love, respect and accept them more.” (FD)

Alessia Bottani

Duration
11 min
Year
2013
Country
Switzerland
Section
Premiers Pas
Premiere
World premiere
Language
Italian
Subtitle
English, French
Production
Lionel Baier
Sales Contact
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