When 7 year old Leo and his little sister Annetta wake up in the morning, their mom Emma is sleeping. Or dead? Alone they have breakfast, they mess about, they play. They wait, they try their life without mommy. Until Gabriele arrives, her boyfriend, until grandma arrives. Until with adults and words, ambiguity loosens up, and each one finds his way towards the night.


About the Director:

VALENTINA CARNELUTTI is an Italian and international actress and screenwriter. She wrote and directed the documentary Melkam Zena – Good News, and the videoclip for Francesco Tricarico’s Le conseguenze dell’ingenuità. reCuiem is her first short film.

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