DVD Short Movie Review: Diarchia (Diarchy) (2010)

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The European Film Academy (EFA) and the Locarno International Film Festival nominated the Locarno Short Film Nominee, Diarchia (Diarchy) (2010) by Ferdinando Cito Filomarino for the European Film Awards in 2010.

Giano (Riccardo Scamarcio) and Luc (Louis Garrel) are traveling through the woods when a storm breaks out, which forces them to take shelter in Luc’s villa. Gradually and insidiously, a competition emerges between them, with terrible consequences.

Made in Italy, the film’s EFA 2010 nomination was selected by the festival’s international jury, comprising directors Eric Khoo (Singapore), Lionel Baier (Switzerland) and Josh Safdie (USA), actress Golshifteh Farahani (Iran) and actor Melvil Poupaud (France).

The short film initiative is organized by the European Film Academy in co-operation with 15 film festivals throughout Europe. At each of these festivals, an independent jury presents one of the European short films in competition with a nomination in the short film category of the European Film Awards.

When the annual cycle is completed, the nominees will be presented to the over 2,800 members of the European Film Academy and it is they who will choose the overall winner: the European Film Academy Short Film 2013 which will be presented at the 26th European Film Awards Ceremony on 7 December in Berlin.

Watch the trailer for Diarchia here.

20 mins. In Italian.

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