Graduation films 2022



2022 - 48' - Italian (Available subtitles: German, English)

Genova, Italy. Francesco, Luca and Raffaele are almost thirty years old and have a baggage of anxieties that they try to drown in alcohol and late-night outings. Their fragmented existence indulges in reflections mirroring a confused and fatigued malaise.

  • Chiara Capo
    • Director

    Chiara Capo

    Chiara Capo was born in December, Milan,1996. After classical studies and a bachelor's degree in History at the State University of Milan, she moved to Bolzano and graduated in directing at the ZeLIG Documentary School.

  • Giordano Di Stasio
    • Cinematographer

    Giordano Di Stasio

    Giordano Di Stasio was born in Bolzano in 1994. After the degree in DAMS - Disciplines of Arts, Music and Performing Arts in Turin, he attended ZeLIG - School of Documentary Cinema, where he graduated in the photography class. In 2019, he co-founded the cultural association KinaPix, where together with other artists he collaborates on audiovisual projects such as documentaries, music videos, short films and workshops.

  • Paul Schullian
    • Editor

    Paul Schullian

    After studying Computer Science and Software Engineering in the University of Bozen he moved to Ireland to work as a technical translator (German-English) for an international data center in Cork. In 2019 he enrolled at ZeLIG - School for Documentary, Television and New Media in the specialisation of editing. During this time he worked as a motion graphics designer, editor and sound designer for local advertising companies in and around South Tyrol.


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Bolzano Film Festival



The film does not attempt to give sociological explanations to a malaise that could be described as generational. but tries to portray a feeling of suffocation and confusion that struggles to find a straight path and a clear voice. There is no center event nor an overarching parable; just a mosaic of moments, encounters, and exchanges. Francesco, Luca and Raffaele represent many faces of an era in deconstruction. An era nobody knows what will lead to. Certainly, there are many idiosyncrasies, and only a few now take the time to think about them. Society, perceived as an organism marching straight towards progress without any real contribution from the individuals who actually compose it, seems to offer no escape to anyone. At best, one can indulge in harmless, tired complaints devoid of any will to action. Thus faceless, heavy-handed fishermen head out to sea to cast nets, sharpen knives, and pluck the fish that have fallen into the trap. Thus the “system”s cogs proceed undisturbed, counting on the fragility and inability of most to propose another reality.


Country of production: Italy
Shooting Format(s): 6k 6144x3456@25p; 4,6k 4608x2592@25p; HD 1920x1080@25p
Original Master Format: HD 1080@25p
Aspect ratio: 1.66:1
Screening Format: DCP, Apple ProRes or any on request
Audio Format: Stereo (2.0)
Running time: 48’
Subtitles available: German / English


Director: Chiara Capo
Cinematographer: Giordano Di Stasio
Editor: Paul Schullian
Soundrecordist: Daniele Zampelli


ZeLIG is located in Bolzano, Italy, a multilingual city where different cultures live together. The school is a place of exchange for students, teachers and film professionals from all over the world.
At ZeLIG the spoken languages are German, Italian and English. This creative approach to linguistic variety opens the gates to the international markets and to future opportunities.