Nikos Deja Vu - The Report Card - Short Film
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Director: Alessandro Celli
A mother takes her son to visit his father before leaving on vacation. Again this year the man won't be with his family and the child wants to show him his report card. The visiting procedure is always the same: the heavy doors close, the guards' look is severe, the hallways are endless, the rooms are desolate. The mother waits while the child goes to meet his father. The atmosphere is full of tension and the encounter is very emotional.
Alessandro Celli was born in Rome in 1976 and is an Italian-Canadian graduate from the Master of Arts program at the London Film School directed by Mike Leigh. He has made several short films which have received worldwide critical acclaim, winning more than 30 awards at international festivals.
In 2008 his short film "UOVA" won him the David di Donatello, the Academy's highest recognition in the Italian film industry. Among other wins, his work has also obtained special mentions at the Silver Ribbon Awards, Interfilm (Berlin), Expresion En Corto (Mexico City) and has been selected by the French Academy (Cèsar) for the Short Film Golden Nights - Worlds Best Short Films of the Year.
In November 2009 he has been chosen by director Ermanno Olmi to direct LA PAGELLA (The Report Card).