Directed: Carlo Sironi
Genre: Coming of Age, Short
At thirteen, Clara is experiencing the passage from childhood games to adolescence’s first dreams of independence. Her sister Sofia, on the other hand, is ten years old and has her own way of communicating. Words don’t suit her and she prefers to find a language in the sounds made by everyday objects. A paintbrush knocking against a glass jar can become a call for help or only an attempt to manifest her presence.
Her family accepts Sofia’s silence, but Clara is the one who feels it most and reveals her discomfort with a gesture.
Carlo Sironi (director): “A ten-year-old girl uses silence to communicate. I tried to tell a story through the absence of words. I think that silence has the function of filling the empty spaces of the story, rather than creating them. Dilating time was the only way to talk about a thirteen-year-old girl who seeks communication but who only finds the futility of words.”