Venice, July 1909. A boy from the south of Italy, just rejected from the Naval Academy because of thoracic insufficiency and a slight squint, unexpectedly rescues a British pretty widow’s life, Lady B.
The two are joined only by a hopeless vitality and an unconscious desire.
The lady will decide to spend time with that boy a whole week of passion in which she’ll teach him everything about dancing and seducing. That boy will become, in few years, the greatest mute film icon: Rudolph Valentino.
Director: Pierluigi Ferrandini
Writer: Alberto Toso Fei
Producer: Diego Biello
Jane Alexander “Lady B.”
Simone Fucci “Rudolph Valentino”
Festival Status: Winner, Best Cinematography Short Film