Orpheus lives in the memory of a past love from which he cannot free himself. His empty eyes make him unable to see love again but meeting a painter will give him the courage to embark on a journey into his own hell to definitively erase the shadow of Eurydice.

"To Her" is a love story freely inspired by the myth of "Orpheus and Eurydice" by Virgil.

The male protagonist, like the Orpheus of the epic poem, lives in the memory of a love that is now over. His Eurydice is a shadow of the past from which he cannot free himself.

In the myth of Virgil, Orpheus suffers from the death of Eurydice and decides to enter the realm of the dead to bring Eurydice back to life but at the end of the tunnel that separates the earth from hell, Orpheus loses his Eurydice a second time because he disobeys the command of the god of the dead Hades: "never turn to look Eurydice in the eye before both of you have come out of the tunnel".
My experimental short film tells the story of Orpheus and Eurydice in an opposite way to the myth of Virgil.
If Orpheus was blind, how could Eurydice look again? What if Orpheus had purposely turned in the tunnel of hell to make Eurydice disappear?

Orpheus does not want to find his Eurydice to bring it back to life, he wants to make it disappear from his mind because it is a memory that persecutes him and makes him unable to look at love again, it is no coincidence that Orpheus in the short film is blind because the his sight is linked to love.
For Orpheus love is a feeling that belongs to the past and this emptiness in the present makes his eyes white like a canvas on which to paint.
For me art is the only tool to be able to look at love again, in fact Orpheus meets a woman painter who falls in love with him and decides to paint his eyes to give him the ability to look at love again.
Only when Orpheus is able to see love again can he travel to his hell, in his unconscious to get rid of Eurydice and erase it forever from his mind.
Many people live in the past, in their traumas, in their finished loves, in their abandonments and sometimes they are idealized images that torment and make them unable to be sensitive to the new, to the present. To Her wants in its small way to represent precisely this state of mind and how art, in all its categories, can be the medicine that heals from the past, the tool that makes you sensitive to what can be beautiful around us even if not we see it because we look back instead of looking forward.

  • Menzione Speciale della Critica at "Asti Film Festival", Asti, 2021 
  • Winner Best Short-Silent/Experimental at "Queen Palm International Film Festival", Palm Springs, 2020 
  • Nominee for Best Director to Jacopo Ardolino at "Queen Palm International Film Festival", Palm Springs, 2020 
  • Winner Best Cinematographer to Jacopo Ardolino at "Queen Palm International Film Festival", Palm Springs, 2020
  • Winner for Best Editing to Jacopo Folli at "Queen Palm International Film Festival", Palm Springs, 2020
  • Winner for Best Colorist to Nicola Pietrocola at "Queen Palm International Film Festival", Palm Springs, 2020
  • Winner for Best Music Short to Fabio Brignone at "Queen Palm International Film Festival", Palm Springs, 2020
  • Winner Best Experimental Film at "Bucharest Shortcut Cinefest | International Film Festival" Bucharest, 2020
  • Winner Best Cinematography to Jacopo Ardolino at "Bucharest Shortcut Cinefest | International Film Festival" Bucharest, 2020
  • Winner Best Original Score to Fabio Brignone at "Bucharest Shortcut Cinefest | International Film Festival" Bucharest, 2020
  • Winner Best Experimental Film at "Film in Focus | International Film Festival" Bucharest, 2020
  • Winner Best Original Score to Fabio Brignone at "Film in Focus | International Film Festival" Bucharest, 2020
  • Winner Best Short Film at "VIFF Vienna Independent Film Festival", Vienna, 2020
  • Winner Award of Prestige (Best Experimental Film) at "Vegas Movie Awards", Las Vegas, 2020
  • Winner Outstanding Achievement Award (Experimental Short) at "Indie Short Fest", Los Angeles, 2020
  • Winner Outstanding Achievement Award (Cinematography) to Jacopo Ardolino at "Indie Short Fest", Los Angeles, 2020
  • Nominee for Best Director (Male) to Jacopo Ardolino at "Indie Short Fest", Los Angeles, 2020
  • Winner Outstanding Achievement Award (Experimental Short) at "IndieX Film Festival" Los Angeles, 2020
  • Nominee for Best Director (Male) to Jacopo Ardolino at "IndieX Film Festival" Los Angeles, 2020
  • Winner Best Experimental Film at "Košice International Monthly Film Festival" Slovakia, 2020
  • Winner Best Experimental Film at "Los Angeles Film Awards" Los Angeles, 2019
  • Annual Awards Finalist at "Independent Shorts Awards" Los Angeles, 2020
  • Winner Best Experimental Film at "Independent Shorts Awards" Los Angeles, 2019
  • Winner Best Director (Male) to Jacopo Ardolino at "Independent Shorts Awards" Los Angeles, 2019
  • Winner Original Score to Fabio Brignone at "Independent Shorts Awards", Los Angeles; 2019
  • Finalist at "New Zealand's Vision Feast Film Festival", Auckland, 2020
  • Winner for Best Cinematography to Jacopo Ardolino at "New Zealand's Vision Feast Film Festival", Auckland, 2020
  • Nominee for Best Acting to Ghemon at "New Zealand's Vision Feast Film Festival", Auckland, 2020
  • Nominee for Best Make Up to Martina Giudice at "New Zealand's Vision Feast Film Festival", Auckland, 2020
  • Winner Premio Speciale Rivegauche-Festival Miglior Corto Italiano Sperimentale at "7° Firenze Film Corti Festival", Firenze, 2020
  • Finalist at "7° Firenze Film Corti Festival", Firenze, 2020
  • Finalist Best Foreign Film at "Lonely Wolf: London International Film Festival" London, 2020
  • Nominee for Outstanding Achievement in Visual Effects for Marco Tudini e Virginia Cantaro at "Lonely Wolf: London International Film Festival" London, 2020
  • Finalist at "Close:Up San Francisco Short Film Festival", San Francisco, 2020
  • Finalist at "Buenos Aires International Film Festival", Buenos Aires, 2020
  • Semi-Finalist at "Dumbo Film Festival", New York, 2020
  • Official selection at "Prague International Indie Film Festival", Praga, 2020
  • Nominee for Best Director to Jacopo Ardolino at "Prague International Indie Film Festival", Praga, 2020
  • Honorable Mention for Best Original Score to Fabio Brignone at "Prague International Indie Film Festival", Praga, 2020
  • Finalist at "Monza Film Fest", Monza, 2021
  • Honorable Mention for Best International Short Film at "Freshflix", Sydney, 2021
  • Official selection at "Osaka International Film Festival (OIFF)", Osaka, 2021
  • Official selection at "Shorts On Tap", London, 2021
  • Official selection at "The Psychedelic Film and Music Festival", New York, 2021
  • Official selection at "Asti International Film Festival", Asti, 2020
  • Official selection at "New York Lift-Off Film Festival", New York, 2020
  • Official selection at "Pune Short Film Festival", Pune, 2020
  • Official selection at "Ravenheart International Film Festival", Oslo, 2020
  • Official selection at "Vail Film festival" Denver, 2020
  • Official selection at "Bucharest ShortCut CineFest", Bucharest, 2020
  • Official selection at "Film in Focus International Film Festival", Bucharest, 2020
  • Official selection at "Gold Movie Awards", London, 2019
  • Official selection at "SHORT to the Point", Bucharest, 2019
  • Official selection at "Madrid Film Awards", Madrid, 2019
  • Official selection at "The Borehamwood International Film Festival", Borehamwood, 2019
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