Graduation films 2016


The Good Intentions

2016 - 85' - Italian (Available subtitles: English, Italian, German)

After 7 years away, Beatrice comes back home with her film crew. Her mission is hard: she wants to break the taboo about the violent father. But trying to make her mother and her two older brothers talk about it is not easy: the topic is delicate, everyone fears to hurt the absent father, and soon her family begins to question her intentions. But Beatrice keeps on asking: why is everyone still denying? Why did no one ever talk about the violence and psychological manipulation? What are we feeling guilty about? What did years of avoidance do to this family? Would meeting the father and confronting him help? Is there a chance to make peace with the past?
Beatrice is going to find out – the hard way.

  • Beatrice Segolini
    • Director
    • Editor

    Beatrice Segolini

    Born in Brescia, the 29th of July 1991.
    In 2010 moved to Trento to study Sociology and focusing on qualitative research, social psychology, anthropology. In those years, organized workshops to help citizens shoot small documentaries on social issues, and started working for Jump Cut, a local production company. Graduated in 2014 with the essay: “Moving compromises: the visual anthropology in the documentaries of Bateson & Mead”.
    In 2016, graduated as editor at the ZeLIG Documentary Film School (Bozen, Italy).

  • Maximilian Schlehuber
    • Director
    • Cinematographer

    Maximilian Schlehuber

    Born in Hamburg, the 23rd of January 1990. During high school he participated in a one year exchange in Argentina. After nishing school he did internships doing sound recordist (ARTE – GEO 360o Brazil and Kenia) and camera assistant (UFA Fiction –Unsere Mütter Unsere Väter, Der Turm).
    In 2016, graduated as cinematographer at the ZeLIG film school (Bozen - Italy).


the good intentions festivals

Additional festival:

  • Molise Cinema
  • Docunder30
  • International Filmfestival of Sao Paulo - Brasil


Country of production: Italy
Original Format: HD 1080 @ 25p
Screening Format: DCP, Apple ProRes or any on request
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Running time: 85'
Subtitles available: Italian / English / German


Director: Beatrice Segolini
Co-director: Maximilian Schlehuber
Cinematographer: Maximilian Schlehuber
Editor: Beatrice Segolini
Soundrecordist: Aaron Beitz


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.