Like a Real Couple

ITALY – 2022 – DCP – color – 60’

Direction: Christian Angeli
Screenplay: Christian Angeli, Monica Berarducci, Francesco Cadelano, Anna Contardi, Elisa Curatola, Simone Spampinato
Cinematography: Massimiliano Maggi
Editing: Elisa Curatola
Music: Leumann
Live sound: Lorenzo Arnaldi, Andrea Castiglioni Con:Giulio Cagnazzo, Letizia Cananiello, Vittorio D’Angelo, Carlo Fiumara, Pierpaolo La Banca, Maria Teresa Mariniello, Moira Oliverio, Arianna Porru, Lorenzo Puliga, Emanuele Raffaelli, Chiara Vingione, Stefania Votta
Producer: Simone Spampinato
Production: Jumping Flea
Distribution: Esen Studios


The first couple holiday of some young adults with Down syndrome. Between intimacy and misunder standings, enthusiasm for apossible future and pondered disappointments, lightness and a sense of responsibility. In the background, an umbilical cord to cut,the one with their family

“The suspended time of the protagonists’ holiday overlaps at times with that of other eras, reworking the doubt that a couple’sdynamics are repeated cyclically, without stopping. To break this ritual you need a backlash, someone who comes out of the chorusand begins to plan the future with awareness. The story gives voice to this concrete assault of imagination.”


world première