The nightwalk
PerSo Short

By Adriano Valerio
France/ Italy, 2021, 15’

Thursday 7th october Cinema Zenith – 17.00
Friday 8th october PostModernissimo – 15.00 (replica)

Original title: The Nightwalk
International title: The Nightwalk
Director: Adriano Valerio
Screenplay: Adriano Valerio, Francesco Fioretto
Director of Photography: Olivier Dressen
Producers: Lionel Massol, Pauline Seigland for Films Grand Huit and Adam Selo & Olga Torrico for Sayonara Film
Production: Films Grand Huit, Sayonara Film
Distribution: Sayonara Film (Elenfant Distribution)
Editing: Julien Perrin
Sound editing: Enrico Ascoli
Sound mixing: Matteo Milani
Cast: J.A.C.L., Katia Houle, Chris Sze, Tomy Zhou
Original Soundtrack: Enrico Ascoli and Katia Houle
Country of production: France, Italy
Color or B&W: Color

Jarvis has just moved to Shanghai when he is suddenly confined to his still empty apartment. He finds it difficult to cope with the loneliness, he dives into very dark thoughts and into a state of deep anxiety. The only way to escape his nightmares is to escape, and cross the deserted city to a friend’s house.

Adriano Valerio

Law graduate from the University of Milan, he currently teaches Film Directing and Film Analysis at The International Film School of Paris, at the Fine Arts Lebanese Academy in Beirut and at Istituto Marangoni. His short « 37°4S » won the David di Donatello, the Nastro d’Argento Special Prize (2014), and a Special Mention at Cannes Film Festival (2013). His first feature « Banat – the Journey» was presented at the Critics’ Week (2015) in Venice, and shown in more than 65 festivals worldwide. He was nominated for the David di Donatello for Best Emerging Director. His short «Mon Amour Mon Ami» was presented at Mostra del Cinema di Venezia (Orizzonti, 2017) and at TIFF and was awarded with the Amnesty Award (Paris, 2018) and Bridging the Boarders (Palm Springs, 2018). He directed two episodes of the TV series Close Murders, produced by Rai and Freemantle. 


2015 BANAT (IL VIAGGIO)/ Adriano Valerio /Production : Movimento Film
2017 MON AMOUR MON AMI/ Adriano Valerio /Production: Film Grand Huit
2017 NON UCCIDERE / Adriano Valerio /Production : Rai Fiction, Fremantle Media Italia
2015 AGOSTO/ Codirecting : Adriano Valerio & Eva Jospin /Production : La Bête
2013 37°4 S/ Adriano Valerio /Production : oriGine films
Special mention of the Jury – Cannes Festival 2013; Award “David di Donatello” for the best
italian short – 2014
2010 CURLING/ Adriano Valerio /Production : Butterfly Productions
2007 DA LONTANO/Production : Fargo Film