The Nightwalk

Adriano Valerio | France, Italy | 2021 | 15'
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Original title
The Nightwalk
Synopsis
Shanghai 2020. Jarvis has just moved to China when he is suddenly forced to stay in his still empty apartment because of the pandemic. Alone, he is plunged into very dark thoughts and into a state of great anguish and bewilderment. The only way to escape his nightmares is to cross the deserted city and try to reach the house of a friend. 
Cast
J.A.C.L., Katia Houle, Chris Sze, Tomy Zhou
Films Distribution
Sayonara Film, Elenfant Distribution
Production
Films Grand Guit, Sayonara Film
Editing
Adriano Valerio, Francesco Fioretto
Cinematography
Olivier Dressen
Editing
Julien Perrin
Language
English
Subtitles
Italian
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Main awards
Audience Award (Mostra Internazionale del Nuovo Cinema di Pesaro), Best Film (20minmax Film Festival, SiciliAmbiente, MoliseAmbiente, Concours de Courts), Special Mention (Fano International Film Festival, Visioni Italiane, Urban Visions Beyond the Ideal City), PerSo Short Award Jail (PerSo - Perugia Social Film Festival)
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Biography
A graduate in Law from the University of Milan, Adriano Valerio lives and works in Paris. He teaches Directing and Film Analysis at the International Film School of Paris, at the Académie Libanaise des Beaux Arts in Beirut and at the Istituto Marangoni. His short film 37°4S recevied a Special Mention at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013 and in 2014 he won the David di Donatello and the Nastro d’Argento Special Prize . In 2017, his short film Mon Amour Mon Ami was presented at the Venice Film Festival in the Orizzonti section and at the Toronto International Film Festival, and won the Amnesty Award (Paris, 2018) and the Bridging the Borders award (Palm Springs, 2018). His first feature film, Banat – il viaggio, was presented at the Critics’ Week at Venice in 2015, nominated for the David di Donatello and the Golden Globes as the Best First Film and at the Nastri d’Argento for the Best Original Story and was selected by more than 70 international festivals, receiving several awards including the Corso Salani Prize of the Trieste Film Festival. He has also directed two episodes of the series Non Uccidere 2, produced by Freemantle and RAI Fiction. 
Filmography
2021 - The Nightwalk, sf
2017 - Mon Amour Mon Ami, sf
2015 - Banat (Il Viaggio), ff
2015 - Agosto, sf
2013 - 37°4 S, sf
2010 - Curling, sf
2007 - Da Lontano, sf

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