Fiction / 17 min
Valentina is waiting for her brother Dino. They’re going to spend Easter together. Only this time, Dino will be accompanied by Leonore.
Italy. A childhood home. The sweetness of a grandmother. The strength of a relationship between a brother and a sister. Valentina is younger, a teenager, and she will remain so forever. She is dead. And she does not understand that one can grow old, fall in love, move away from childhood to make one's own life like Dino who comes back to introduce the woman he loves. The resolutely poetic point of view of the script met the very beautiful incarnation of its young actress who knew how to magnify it, to go beyond it. Curiously, the character of the ghost, Valentina, is the most alive of the film. She lives an eternal present, a demanding adolescence that each shot manages to render with sensitivity. And because she loves her brother, because she understands that he must live far from her memory, Valentina decides to leave, to die again, in all discretion.
Raphaëlle Desplechin / Screenwriter