Italy, The Netherlands, 2020

Short Film - Single Channel - 4K Video 1.33:1 - Dutch/English/French/German - Audio Stereo - 20’

Produced by: Careof | Kingswood Films

Realized with the support of: Italian Council | Limburg Film Fonds

Additional Funds: Arte Visione Prize/Sky Arte | Brand Cultuurfonds | Dommering Fonds | Kanunniken Salden

In Partnership with: Everstory | Jan Van Eyck Academie | Museo Civico Castelbuono | Video Power

Directed and Edited by: Giulio Squillacciotti

With: Anna Brooks-Beckman | Janneke Remmers

Written by: Daan Milius | Giulio Squillacciotti | Huib Haye van der Werf

Cinematography: Dennis de Pijper | Kasper van 't Hoff

Sound: Ivo Bemelmans | Lars Henderiks

Music: Luca Bolognesi

On February 7th 1992, the Treaty on European Union was signed in the Dutch city of Maastricht.

Decades later, the representatives of the last three countries left in Europe meet again in the very same room where it was signed, this time to deliberate on the permanent shutdown of their Union. In what seems to be a looped therapy session, the three characters - helped by a British interpreter as a self-appointed analyst - try to deal with their feeling of loss. The conversation allows their political and personal bonds to be woven together metaphorically, compelling them to face their identity crisis and acknowledge what is left, what no longer is and what still could be of their Union.

Les Rencontres Internationales. Paris, Musee du Louvre (FR) - RIPM. Berlin, Hais Der Kulturen Der Welt (D) - Lago Film festival (I) - Pigneto Film Festival (I) - Cinema Lumiere Maastricht (NL) - Filmhuis The Hague (NL) - Oberhausen Short Film Festival (D) - Artist’s Film International: Whitechapel Gallery, London (UK), GAMeC, Bergamo (I) , Crawford Art Gallery, Cork (IE), Istanbul Modern, Istanbul (TR), Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (USA), Ballroom Marfa, Texas (USA), Bonniers Konsthal, Stockolm (SWE), Fundacion Proa, Buenos Aires (AR), NBK, Berlin (D), CAC, Vilnius (LT)