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Dependent Variables, The

Original title: variabili dipendenti, Le
Italy, 2023, 16 min.

Director: Lorenzo Tardella
Production company:
Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia

Age recommendation: 14 years and up
Film genre: Feature film

While their classmates endure the visit to the concert with pranks, Pietro and Tommaso secretly get closer to each other in the box. During the playing of Vivaldi’s composition, their lips touch. When Tommaso invites Pietro to his home shortly afterwards, the tension is still in the air. The desire, however, soon gives way to an ambiguity that particularly irritates the otherwise cautious Pietro. What did the kiss mean?

Mo&Friese 2023
BUFF 2023
Berlinale Generation 2023

Study guide: German