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Vincent

Vincent
Scene from "Vincent" (photo © Georg Meierotto/Friends Production)

Eight-year-old Vincent learns that the adults' rules aren't always true to reality. The dry voice narrating his absurdly logical thoughts accompanies us through his battle to cope with the adults' inscrutable world. The camera follows the child's point of view, picking up details which are slow in revealing themselves.

In the end, Vincent liberates himself from his parents' rules and discovers that the world is unpredictable, vast and beautiful.


Giulio Ricciarelli was born in 1965 in Milan. He studied Acting at the renowned Otto-Falckenberg-Schule in Munich from 1985-1987 and since then has performed at various German theaters and in numerous TV movies and feature films. Together with Sabine Lamby, he founded Naked Eye Filmproduction in 2000, producing such acclaimed feature films as BIRTHDAY (2001), MADRID (2003), and THE FRIEND (2003). His debut short VINCENT (2005) screened at numerous festivals, winning the Golden Sparrow Award at Erfurt, among others, and was nominated for the European Film Award. He also directed the short films LOVE IT LIKE IT IS (2008) and LIGHTS (2009), which earned him another nomination for the European Film Award and invitations to more than 50 international film festivals. LABYRINTH OF LIES (2014) is his feature debut.
Genre Coming-of-Age Story
Category Short
Year of Production 2005
Director Giulio Ricciarelli
Screenplay Soern Menning
Cinematography Torsten Lippstock
Anne Loewer
Alessandro Ricciarelli
Daniel von Volckamer, Betty Morell
Cast Konstantinos Batsaras, Lisa Martinek, Sven Walser, Gottfried Breitfuss
Producers Sabine Lamby, Nicholas Conradt
Production Companies Friends Production/Munich, Naked Eye Filmproduction/Munich, in co-production with FGV Schmidle/Munich, Bayerischer Rundfunk, ARTE
Length 13 min
Format 35 mm, color
Dubbed Versions English
Original Version
 German
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Ophuels Festival Saarbruecken 2005, Golden Sparrow Gera/Erfurt 2005, Biberach 2005, Palm Springs Short Film Festival 2005, Valladolid 2005, Denver 2005, FirstGlance Hollywood 2005, Tribeca 2006, Giffoni 2006, Warsaw 2006, Ghent 2006, Molodist Kiev 2006, Kolkata 2006, Shanghai 2007, Bristol 2007
Awards Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau Award 2005, Children's Jury Award: Best Short Gera/Erfurt 2005, Prix UIP Valladolid 2005, Silver Gryphon Best Short Giffoni 2006
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern

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