after a room

as writer, director & editor, 2021

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Nights are long inside Naomi and Ram’s room. Tonight, they’ve invited Marina over and their messy space is under scrutiny. Exploring intimacy as personal playground, skin as intimate map, Naomi’s docile body is coming loose amidst the tension inside a room she continues knowing and unknowing. The small expressive child inside her is itching to ring its giggle through the night, before day breaks. 

'after a room' was shot in March 2020. It premiered at Locarno Film Festival 74 in August 2021, where it was awarded the Swiss Silver Pardino.

 

The film is a London Film School graduation film and an Idle Eye Production.

Writer-Director: Naomi Pacifique

Producers: Rafael Manuel, Juri Ferri,

& Naomi Pacifique

Cinematographer: Xenia Patricia

Production Designers: Davide Valsecchi  & Shira Haimovici

1st AD: Paisley Valentine Walsh

Sound Recordist: Pablo Garrido Carreras

Editor: Naomi Pacifique 

Sound Designers: Pablo Garrido Carreras and Edward A Guy, Kamila Wojcik

Colour Grader: Jason R Moffat

Featuring: Naomi Pacifique, Ram Mendoza, Marina Dora , Hugo Koolschijn, Michael Muller, and Anne van der Burg

original soundtrack

FESTIVAL JOURNEY

WORLD PREMIERE  - Locarno Film Festival 74, Pardi di Domani competition, August 2021, Switzerland, awarded the Pardino d'Argento Swiss Life.

INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE - San Sebastian Film Festival 69, NEST competition, September 2021, Spain.

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE - Festival du Nouveau Cinema 50, International Shorts competition, October 2021, Canada.

Reyjkjavik 18International Shorts competition, October 2021, Iceland.

Thessaloniki Shorts International Film Festival 15, International Shorts Competition, October 2021, Greece.

Message 2 Man 31, International Shorts competition, November 2021, Russia. awarded the Centaur Prize for Best Debut Film.

Festival dei Popoli 62, Doc at Work Future Campus, November 2021, Italy.

Kinoprobafest 2021, International Competition, December 2021, Russia.

London Short Film Festival 2022, UK Competition, January 2022. UK.  

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PRESS & INTERVIEWS

INTERVIEW WITH SEE NL, EYE FILM MUSEUM'S MAGAZINE: https://see-nl.com/artikel/20210726-locarno-pardi-di-domani-after-a-room-by-naomi-pacifi 

COVERAGE OF DUTCH FILMS AWARDED AT LOCARNO FILM FESTIVAL: https://see-nl.com/artikel/20210816-three-dutch-co-productions-awarded-at-locarno-2021

INFO PAGE ON LOCARNO FILM FESTIVAL'S WEBSITE:  https://www.locarnofestival.ch/LFF/program/archive/film/after-a-room?fid=1214276&eid=74 

VARIETY'S COVERAGE OF SHORTS AT THE 20TH EDITION OF THE NEST SECTION OF SAN SEBASTIAN:  https://variety.com/2021/film/awards/san-sebastian-nest-in-the-woods-1235073191

 

VARIETY'S INTERVIEW WITH SWISS FILMMAKERS AT THE 20TH EDITION OF THE NEST SECTION OF SAN SEBASTIAN https://variety.com/2021/film/awards/san-sebastian-nest-in-the-woods-1235073191

VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH NEST, SAN SEBASTIAN:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5z5QVnWwHc

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