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Giano and Luc hardly know each other. While travelling through the woods a sudden storm breaks, forcing them to take shelter in Luc’s villa. After having broken the tension talking, disagreeing, they start wrestling playfully, but suddenly an accident happens. Panic-stricken, Giano doesn’t know whether Luc is knocked out or dead. Unexpectedly, Luc’s sister arrives home.


Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists – Silver Ribbon for Best Director of Short Film; Locarno International Film Festival – Special Jury Prize; European Film Awards – nominated for Best Short Film Award.

Ferdinando Cito Filomarino

Ferdinando Cito Filomarino was born and grew up in Milan. He graduated in film history from Bologna University. After working as an assistant director he made a number of video films. Diarchy is his first fiction short film.