Si c’était de l’amour
PerSo Award

by Patric Chiha
Francia, 2020, 82’

Giovedì 8 ottobre Cinema Zenith ore 21.30
Venerdì 9 ottobre Cinema Zenith ore 15.30 (replica)

International title: If it were love
Director : Patric Chiha 
DoP: Jordane Chouzenoux 
Editing : Anna Riche 
Producer: Patric Chiha
Production: Aurora Films Based on CROWD by Gisèle Vienne

Italian theatrical premiere


Fifteen young dancers of different origins and horizons are on tour with ‘Crowd’, Gisèle Vienne’s epic dance piece exploring the 90’s rave scene. From theatre to theatre, the work mutates into strange, intimate relationships. Is the stage contaminating real life – or the opposite? A disturbing journey exploring our nights, our parties, our loves.

Teddy Award for Best Documentary, Berlinale 2020.


Patric Chiha born in 1975 in Vienna. He is an Austrian director with Hungarian and Lebanese origins. After studying fashion design at ESAA Duperré (Paris) and editing à INSAS (Brussels), he directs several short and medium length films as well as documentaries (HOME, WHERE IS THE HEAD OF THE PRISON? THE GENTLEMEN) selected in many film festivals. In 2009, he directs his first feature film, DOMAIN, with Béatrice Dalle, it is selected at the Venice International Film Festival. He continues with BOYS LIKE US (2014) and two documentaries: BROTHERS OF THE NIGHT (2016) and IF IT WERE LOVE (2019), both selected at the Berlinale. He is now working on his new fiction film: THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE.