Director: Vito Palmieri
Englisht title: Matilde
Original title: Matilde
2013/ Italy/ HD/ 10’/ Fiction/ Colour

Script: Vito Palmieri, Francesco Niccola;   Photography:  Salvo Lucchese; Editing: Corrado Iuvana;  Music:  Stefano Carrafa Botta;  Sound:  Flavia Ripa;  Leading actors:   Matilde da Silva, Luca di Ostagno; Producer: Vito Palmieri


Despite a shy nature, Matilde is a child with a dynamic intelligence and a strong spirit. In her classroom, however, something is upsetting her. Combining the suggestions received from her teacher, the interest in the tools of a hairdresser mother and her passion for tennis, Matilde looks for a drastic and original solution to find the serenity.

Vito Palmieri was born in Bitonto (Bari) the 1st of October 1978. In 1998 he moved to Bologna to study Cinema at the University of Bologna where he graduated in Filmology in 2004. In November 2012 Vito directed Matilde, a short film produced by Agfa (Association of Parents of deaf children), presented in Berlinale 2013, at the section Generation Kplus.At TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) at the section.

Berlnale 2013, Best short TIFF KIDS Jury adult



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