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Berlinale Co-Production Market , TorinoFilmLab Meeting Event, Venice Gap-Financing Market
Short Skin

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Short Skin

Directed by Duccio Chiarini

  • Italy, Iran, United Kingdom 2014; 86 min
  • Original version: Italian
  • Genre: Drama, Comedy
    • Best Debut Film - Ciak d’Oro
    • Grand Prix, Prix de la Jeunesse - Cabourg Film Festival
    • Mario Verdone Award - European FF

  • From the director of THE GUEST presented at Berlinale Co-Production Market
    From the director of THE GUEST presented at TorinoFilmLab Meeting Event
    From the director of THE GUEST presented at Venice Gap-Financing Market


Ever since he was a child, the seventeen-yearold Edoardo has suffered from a malformation of the foreskin that stops him from masturbating and makes him insecure and ill at ease with girls. Shut up in his sexless microcosm, Edoardo reacts with irritation to the pressures of the outside world, which do nothing but exacerbate his insecurity. No one around him seems to be capable of talking about anything but sex: his friend Arturo, obsessed with the idea of losing his virginity; his parents who urge Edoardo to make overtures to Bianca, the girl next door who has arrived from Milan as she does every year to spend the vacation with her grandmother; even his little sister Olivia, frantically in search of a bitch with which to mate her dog. It will not be the pressures of others that will release Edoardo from his shyness but the close encounter with a girl he meets by chance and an unexpected receptiveness toward him on Bianca’s part. Forced against his will to emerge from the shadows in which he has hidden for years, Edoardo will initially try to solve his problem by clumsy stratagems before finding, at last, the courage to face his own fears.



    Babak Jalali 

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