There is an ancient ritual to change the fate of unrequited love. The secret is in a cup of coffee.


Director: Giuseppe Carleo

Genre: Comedy / Drama

Duration: 13′

Country and year of Production: Italy, 2018

Language: Palermo dialect

Subtitles: Italian/English/French/Spanish

Cast: Miriam Dalmazio/ Alessandra Pizzullo/ Clara Salvo/ Salvo Piparo/ Claudio Collovà/Giulio Corso

Production: El Deseo / Insolita Film

Executive Producer: Nicoletta Cataldo

Screenplay: Giuseppe Carleo/ Riccardo Cannella

Photography: Martina Cocco

Editing: Riccardo Cannella

Original Music: Gianluca Porcu

Set Design: Laura Inglese

Costumes: Alessandra Caruso

Sound Designer: Emanuela Cotellessa

Color grading: Andrea Maguolo

Video Effects: Magui Studio

-Rhode Island International Film Festival 2019, Rhode Island (1 st Prize Flickers Youth Jury Award for Best Live Action Short)

-I Love GAI 2018, Italy (Best Short)

-Corto Dorico Film Festival 2018, Italy (Critics Prize “Alessandro Rizzo”, “Ristretti oltre le mura” Prize, Audience Award)

Okotoks Film Festival 2019, Canada (Best Screenplay)

-Corti in cortile 2018, Italy (Best screenplay, Special Award Globus Television Award)

-Roma Creative Contest 2018, Italy (Leone Film Group Prize, Audience Award)

-Adriatic Film Festival 2018, Italy (Best Cinematography)

-FIC Gáldar • Festival Internacional de Cine de Gáldar 2018, Spain (Audience Award)

-Zerotrenta Film Festival 2018, Italy (Best Director, Best Actress)

-Magma International Short Film Festival 2018, Italy (Audience Award)

-Corto Villese 2018, Italy (Audience Award, “Traiettorie Instabili” Prize)

-Visioni Italiane 2019, Italy (Best screenplay)

-Festival Festimatge Festival de la imatge de Calella 2019, Spain (Best Interpretation- For the coral interpretation of the short)

– Festival In…Corto 2019, Italy (Best Short Sicily Section, Best Leading Actress, Best Editing)

-Cortisonici 2019, Italy (Cortisonici 2019, Italy (Audience Award)

-Fluvione Film Festival 2019, Italy (Best director)

-Fotogramma D’oro Short Film Festival 2019, Italy
(Special Prize “Fotogramma D’oro Trinakrios”)

-Amicorti 2019, Italy (Best Short)

Inventa un Film 2019, Italy (Best screenplay)

-State Akorti Film Festival 2019, Italy (Best Film)

-We Like Short Film Festival 2019, US (Best Cinematography)

-Castrovillari Film Festival 2019, Italy (Best actress)

-Mediterraneo Festival Corto 2019, Italy (Best Short)