Graduation films 2019



2019 - 48' - German (Available subtitles: German, Italian, English)

After 3 years, Momo, a young Italian film student, returns to Vienna to dedicate her first film to Theodor. Their encounter, which happened at random, left a mark on the girl's life and influenced her future decisions. Through the film the filmmaker intends to portray Theo's extraordinary way of being and document their unusual friendship. She faces the question of how much of this friendship still has remained, and if time has already caused some of it to fade away. A film about human relationships, life and its unpredictability.

  • Maria Boldrin
    • Director

    Maria Boldrin

    Maria Boldrin was born in Trento. She has always been interested in the study of human nature and after finishing the classical lyceum and with a degree in obstetrics, she spent a couple of years abroad in Vienna. There she got closer to the language of documentary. She studied Directing at the ZeLIG – School for documentary in order to exercise and consolidate her personal perspective on things through the language of cinema.

  • Julian Giacomuzzi
    • Cinematographer

    Julian Giacomuzzi

    Julian Giacomuzzi was born in 1997 in Tokyo. After moving to Innsbruck, Austria, he quickly fell in love with the art of filmmaking, inspired by the home-videos of his mother. Constant trial and error taught him enough to be accepted into ZeLIG, School for Documentary, Television and New Media, located in Bolzano, Italy. He now aspires to become a professional cinematographer.

  • Nadja Werner
    • Editor

    Nadja Werner

    Nadja Werner, born 1989 in Berlin, studied Culture Studies and Staging the Arts and Media at the Universities of Lüneburg and Hildesheim in Germany. She graduated with a thesis and an essay film about mobile phone videos of political conflicts in media coverage. She studied editing at ZeLIG, School for Documentary, Television and New Media.


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Director's note

When I met Theo I didn't know I would end up taking care of him for so long. And when we said goodbye, it was not yet clear to me what had happened in that time, but something great. At the documentary school I began to confront myself with that unique aspect of cinema which is its ability to impress time. It soon became clear to me that I wanted to share this new language with Theo, see things through his eyes again and trace with him the document of our meeting, so extraordinary to me.

Technical data

Country of production: Italy
Shooting Format(s): HD 1080@25p
Original Master Format: HD 1080@25p
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Screening Format: DCP, Apple ProRes or any on request
Audio Format: Stereo
Running time: 48’
Subtitles available: German / Italian / English


Director: Maria Boldrin
Cinematographer: Julian Giacomuzzi
Editor: Nadja Werner
Soundrecordist: Maria B. Boldrin


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.