Candie Boy

written and directed by Arianna Del Grosso

dramedy  Italy, 2017

produced by dispàrte / Prem1ere Film / AncheCinema

distributed by Prem1ere Film

The beliefs of an open-minded couple are tested when their own son asks for a "particular" gift.

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Leone is 6 years old and he's going to the lake with his parents to spend the Sunday together. Emma and Pierfrancesco are radical-chic with progressive ideas, wealthy and involved in the community life.
Leone just got a good grade on a math test and he clearly knows what to ask for a gift: Candie, the pink dressed doll. The request freezes his parents: for them is a sign of a possible homosexuality of Leone, and the relaxing day at the lake will become the stage of their hypocrisy. Are they really the couple that they thought they were? Are they so open as they believe? The discussion will soon end with a choice: should they buy the doll or not?


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Rai CinemaMIFF – Best Italian Short 2017Corti in Cortile 2017 – Audience Award
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