Who needs a home and a family when you’ve got four wheels?
A man leads an organized life. He jogs each morning, works in the office nine to five, picks up the laundry once a week. True, he lives in his car, and he hasn’t seen his wife and daughter for a while. But don’t we all need a little break from the world every so often?
Part character study, part road movie, Respite is the atmospheric story of a modern-day hermit.
Screenplay, Direction, Production: Adriano Cirulli – fallingfilm.com – goo.gl/wNFZgk
Cast: Gianluca Cesale – goo.gl/lfz8dB, Sabrina Bartlett – goo.gl/rNQH1b
Original music: Eivind Aarset – eivindaarset.com
Cinematography: Robin Whenary – robinwhenary.com
Editing: Elisa Cepedal – cargocollective.com/elisacepedal
Sound design: Tom Lock Griffiths – goo.gl/qbRnjt
Art direction: Charlie Marie Austin – charliemarieaustin.com
Color: Tim Waller, Adriano Cirulli
Additional Cast: Sarah De Winter, Stuart Gee, Robert Scott, Tereza Klucka, Carli Johnson, Alan Sawyer, Pete Smith.
Associate Producer: Kevin Ahern
1st AD: Andrea Palladino
Production Manager: Kristina Neckel
Location Manager: Andrea Mongenie
Focus Puller: Jake Martin
Camera Assistant: Ola Mesmer
Sound Recordists: Tom Harburt, Grant Studart, Matt Price
Gaffers: Tom Maine, Ed Riley
Make-up: Ala Pangracova
Stills Photographer: Angus Young
DIT: Richard Perry, Iustin Filip-Mucenic
Production Assistant: Joe Miller
Runner: Selen Zorlu
Film clip from “The Seventh Veil” courtesy of A2B Media Ltd
Music clip from “Beautiful World” courtesy of MediaPro Music Entertainment
Winner: Interpretation Award, Gianluca Cesale – Festival International Signes de Nuit, Paris 2016.
Winner: Remi Award – 49th Worldfest Houston 2016.
30th Brest European Short Film Festival, France – 10-15 November 2015.
7th Timishort Film Festival, Romania – 15-18 October 2015.
16th Izmir Short Film Festival, Turkey – 17-22 November 2015.
13th London Short Film Festival, UK – 8-17 January 2016.
18th Spokane International Film Festival, USA – 29 January-6 February 2016.
2nd Manchester Film Festival, UK – 3-6 March 2016.
32nd Sarajevo Winter Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina – 7 February-21 March 2016.
ClujShorts International Short Film Festival, Romania – 04-10 March 2016.
34th International Film Festival of Uruguay – 22 March-3 April 2016.
2016 Brazilian International Labour Film Festival / Mostra CineTrabalho, São Paulo, Brazil – 4 May 2016.
A Long Week of Short Films Festival, Shanghai, China – 5-15 May 2016.
10th Llamale H Film Festival, Montevideo, Uruguay – 5-15 September 2016.
4th Festival Les Enfants Terribles, Huy, Belgium – 20-23 October 2016.
15th Reggio Film Festival, Italy – 3-14 November 2016.
14th Festival International Signes de Nuit, Paris, France – 24 November-4 December 2016.
5th Smita Patil Documentary and Short Film Festival, Pune, India – 10-11 December 2016.
15th Internationales Festival Zeichen der Nacht, Berlin, Germany- 21-22 January 2017.