Martedì 27 Ottobre – 7th Festival Online –

Michele Bertini Malgarini

Deaf Love

Paolo is a young musician who has never had a successful career. He lives passively and his life is dull and repetitive, performing for social dances and during games for people over sixty. After an accident ended his dream of becoming a conductor, Paolo basically lives his life playing in the duo-band “Du de pic” with his buddy Ivo, hoping that something extraordinary will happen which will radically change his existence and finally give him satisfaction in life. He desires love more than anything else and is without doubt a romantic dreamer. Paolo’s everyday life has been interrupted by Claudia: a girl with whom he has a virtual relationship made of tenderness, understanding, sympathy, a plenty of communication. They have never seen each other and Paolo is dying to meet her but he is afraid to ask her for a date. The fear of rejection paralyzes him. His friend Ivo organizes a meeting between the two.A fter a long hesitation, Claudia accepts the proposal and invites him to the island where she lives. Upon his arrival Paolo unexpectedly discovers that Claudia is deaf from birth, and that all her family and the inhabitants of the island are deaf as well. Claudia, as all the people of her community, grew up in a safe bubble and her father, the head of the community, is grumpy, but sweet at the same time, and is particularly protective towards his daughters. Claudia is a frail creature, but despite everything she is a rebel ready to break the mould. Her desire of knowledge, love and freedom, in spite of the rules of her community, she will manage to include Paolo in her little world. Paolo, on his part will overcome his difficulties and will find a different way to communicate through the power of music and love, his feelings for Claudia to everyone.

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