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Buon Ferragosto

(Buon Ferragosto)

Director: Claudia Miatello

Canada, 2022, 7 min

Festival Year:2023


WINNER: Audience Award

Cast:Diego Palmieri

Crew:Writer: Claudia Miatello.


When his father has to work on Ferragosto (Italy's national holiday) instead of going to the sea, a boy has the adventure of his lifetime in the city of Florence with an unexpected friend.


About the director

Claudia earned a B.A. in English literature and studied accounting and finance at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. She worked in various business roles at Ernst & Young (EY) and the University of Toronto, before returning to art in 2017.


Filmmaker's note

This film is light, enjoyable and fun. However, it also provides a commentary on how we can lose meaningful connection with each other.

Unable to form a relationship with humans, seven-year-old Jacopo Conti finds friendship with a cat. Trying to escape from a lifeless home, the two of them ride through the empty streets of Florence on a Vespa in search of adventure.

And yet, through all the twists and turns, Jacopo still manages to stay forgiving and full of life, unscathed by those who reject him in the beautiful city of Florence, which is full of music and colour.

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