The Nightwalk

Adriano Valerio | France, Italy | 2021 | 15'
Original title
The Nightwalk
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. 
J.A.C.L., Katia Houle, Chris Sze, Tomy Zhou
Films Distribution
Sayonara Film, Elenfant Distribution
Films Grand Guit, Sayonara Film
Adriano Valerio, Francesco Fioretto
Olivier Dressen
Julien Perrin
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)
Adriano Valerio is an Italian director living in Paris for over 20 years. His short film 37°4 S received a Special Mention at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013 and won the David di Donatello in 2014. His debut feature Banat – The Journey was presented at the Venice International Critics' Week of Venice in 2015 and was nominated for the David di Donatello and the Golden Globes for Best Debut Film and has been selected in more than 70 international festivals, receiving various awards including the Corso Salani Award. In 2017, his short film Mon Amour, Mon Ami was presented at the Venice International Film Festival in the Orizzonti section, then at the Toronto International Film Festival. His short documentary Les Aigles De Carthage was the opening short film at the International Critics' Week of Venice. His short film The Nightwalk has been awarded with the Prix Canal+ at Clermont-Ferrand Film festival in 2021 and selected for the César Awards in 2022. His last short film Calcutta 8:40AM was presented at Festa del Cinema di Roma - Alice nella Città in 2023 and won the Nastro D’Argento in 2023. Casablanca marks his first feature-length documentary, and Adriano is now developing two feature films, one in Italy and one in France.
2023 – Casablanca, ff
2022 – Calcutta 8:40 AM, sf
2020 – The Nightwalk, sf
2020 – The Eagles of Carthage, sf
2017 – Mon amour mon ami, sf
2017 – Thou Shalt Not Kill, tv series
2015 – Banat, ff
2015 – Agosto, sf
2013 – 37°4 S, sf



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