Director: Carlo Sironi Cast: Manuela Martelli, Marco Felli, Barbara Chichiarelli, Laura Rovetti
Country: Italy Year: 2016 Length: 20’
Producers: Giovanni Pompili - Kino produzioni | Dodo Fiori - DNA Cinematografica Screenplay: Giulia Moriggi, Carlo Sironi Art director: Ilaria Sadun Director of photography: Michele D'Attanasio Music: Giovanni Piccardi Editing: Andrea Maguolo Sound: Stefano Sabatini Costume designer: Veronica Fragola Camera operator: Valerio Azzali Line producer: Alessandro Amato Production manager: Luigi Chimienti Sound editing: Alessandro Bianchi With the support of Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo - Direzione Generale Cinema, Nuovo Imaie, Regione Lazio - Fondo Regionale per il Cinema e l'Audiovisivo, Roma Lazio Film Commission
Rocio is locked in Rome's identification and expulsion center and has remained pregnant during his imprisonment. It does not want to reveal how it happened or who it was. He prefers silent. The law does not allow a pregnant woman to be detained and Rocio is released on the fourth month of pregnancy with a temporary residence permit for maternity. Now she is free but she has to carry on unwanted pregnancy.
“Immigration detention center are places of segregation and coercion where freedom gets systematically denied. An irregular migrant gets pregnant during her captivity and for this reason, she gets a residency permit, a job, an apparent freedom. Sometimes, free will and freedom of choice are only an illusion. The negation of a bond can reinforce it even more instead of erasing it. With Valparaiso I wanted to show these contradictions through fragments of Rocio’s life. I chose to film it with a bare language in order to narrate in the most essential way, the painful journey of a woman denying and then accepting her being mother”. Carlo Sironi
2019 Cinéma de la Paix? - Retrospective 2018 Short Waves Festival, International Competition 2018 Solar Cinema Malta – Touring Festival 2018 Contis International Film Festival, European Short Film Competition 2018 Marienbad Film Festival, Official Selection 2017 Aspen Shortfest, International Competition 2017 Filmfest Dresden, Germany Out of competition: Open Air Screening 2017 Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, Out of competition: International Highlights 2017 Ismailia International Film Festival, Short Film Competition 2017 Human Rights Arts and Film Festival, Official Short Film Program 2017 International Human Rights Film Festival, Short And Medium-Length Films Official Competition Won: Special Mention 2017 Mediterranean Film Festival Split, Short film competition 2017 Figari Film Fest, Official Competition 2017 Behind Children International Film Exhibition 2017 Psarokokalo – Athens International Short Film Festival, Official Competition 2017 MICGénero – International Film Festival With Gender Perspective, Mexico (2 August – 17 September)
Official Selection 2017 Locarno Film Festival, Academy Screenings 2017 Concorto Short Film Festival, Official Competition Won: Best International Film 2017 São Paulo International Short Films Festival, International program Won: Audience Favorite 2017 Verona International Film Festival 2017 Seanema International Film Festival, Short Film Competition 2017 Pancevo Film Festival, Early Works Competition Won: Best Actress 2017 Shorts Mexico – Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes de México, International Live Action Competition 2017 Colombo International Student Film Festival, Official program 2017 Bueu International Short Film Festival, Official Competition Won: Best Sound Design 2017 Batumi International Art-house Film Festival, International Short Film Competition Jury Special Mention 2017 First Step Film Festival, Special program: Best films of 2016 2017 Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival, International Competition 2017 Film Fest Gent, Out of competition: Italian Shorts 2017 BRNO16 – International Short Film Festival, International Competition 2017 Super8000 Film Festival Aarhus, Official Selection 2017 ALCINE – Festival de Cine de Alcalá de Henares, European Competition 2017 Fenêtres sur Courts Short Film Festival, European Competition 2017 Crossing The Screen, Competition 2017 China International New Media Short Film Festival, International Competition 2017 Festival Tous Courts, International Short Film Competition 2017 Eindhovens Film Festival, Official Selection 2017 THESS International Short Film Festival Thessaloniki, Official Selection 2016 Locarno Film Festival, Pardi di Domani Won: Premio Film und Video Untertitelung 2016 Milano Film Festival, International Short Film Competition 2016 Medfilm Festival, Italy - Official Competition 2016 Gijón International Film Festival, Short Film Official Section 2016 Festival on Wheels, Official Selection 2016 Passaggi d’autore: intrecci mediterranei – Mediterranean Short Film Festival, Official Selection 2016 Sharm El-Sheikh Arab & European Film Festival, Official Short Film Competition 2018 Short Waves Festival, International Competition 2018 Solar Cinema Malta – Touring Festival 2018 Contis International Film Festival, European Short Film Competition 2018 Marienbad Film Festival, Official Selection