The project draws its inspiration from a short story by Ian McEwan Conversation with a cupboard man. Through a few scenic elements outlining the borders of his small universe we witness a human being’s existence, his communication attempts, the imaginary of someone who has always been locked in an place far from the world. The main turning points of this claustrophobic life are turned from word to action, investigating what is left unsaid between the lines. The idea is to invite the viewer in the time of this isolated room, allowing him or her imaginative space to recompose the threads of a fragmented story, disjointed as a memory can be. As if through a small opening we peek in the intimate world of a character: his obsessions, his dreams, his habits, in a mixture of past, present and desire.


Concept and direction // Matteo Lanfranchi
with // Matteo Lanfranchi
Sound design // Roberto Rettura
Photos // Cinzia Susca



Production // Effetto Larsen
Supported by // Cattivi Maestri, Confini Festival