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Dependent Variables (The)

Country: Italy, Language: Italian, 16 mins

Original Title

Le Variabili Dipendenti
  • Director: Lorenzo Tardella
  • Writer: Mara Fondacaro, Elisa Pulcini, Lorenzo Tardella
  • Producer: Marta Donzelli

CGiii Comment

A beautifully awkward depiction of those stirring feelings.

But...when do those feelings require action? When it feels right!

A lovely film that resonates.


Le variabili dipendenti // short film, 2022 - trailer from Lorenzo Tardella on Vimeo.

The(ir) Blurb...

While their classmates endure the visit to the concert with pranks, Pietro and Tommaso secretly get closer to each other in the box. During the playing of Vivaldi’s composition, their lips touch. When Tommaso invites Pietro to his home shortly afterwards, the tension is still in the air. The desire, however, soon gives way to an ambiguity that particularly irritates the otherwise cautious Pietro. What did the kiss mean?

Cast & Characters

Simone Evangelista
Mattia Rega