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Child K

Directed by Robert De Feo and Vito Palumbo

Short Narrative
Italy | 19 minutes | 2014

Based on a true story. Pomssen. Saxony, 1937. Richard e Lina Kretschkopf are a young peasant couple who live in a small house in the the middle of the German hills. Richard’s desire to have a child has grown to the point to become an obsession, especially after an event that has deeply affected him: a first pregnancy of Lina’s that ended up tragically. Lina appears anguished by her husband’s increasing and almost morbid behaviour, who has begun to build a cradle for his not yet conceived son. Lina eventually learns that she is pregnant again; for Richard begins a new wait filled with hope. It will only be a bitter delusion which will put in motion one of the most terrible events in history.

Child K- Poster

Child K - Roberto de FeoRobert De Feo
Director/Writer

Roberto De Feo was born on August 8, 1981 in Bari, Apulia, Italy. He is a director, screenwriter and producer. Known for his short film “Ice Scream” (2010) one of the most awarded worldwide in 2010/11. His last short movie “Child k” (2015) is produced by the Academy Award Winning production “Colorado Film” and has won the special prize at “Silver Ribbons” awarded by the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists. He is represented by Officine Artistiche (Italy).

Child K - Vito PalumoVito Palumbo 
Director
Vito Palumbo was born on July 4, 1974 in Agropoli, Italy. He is a director, screenwriter and producer. Known for his short film “Ice Scream” (2010) one of the most awarded worldwide in 2010/11.

His last short movie “Child k” (2015) is produced by the Academy Award Winning production “Colorado Film” and has won the special prize at “Silver Ribbons” awarded by the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists.

Film Information

Directors: Robert De Feo and Vito Palumbo
Country: Italy
Year: 2014
Language: German with English and Italian subtitles
Runtime: 19 minutes

Credits

Producers: Raffaele Petrone and Alessandro Usai
Film Editor: Vito Palumbo
Cinematographer/DP:   Federico Annicchiarico 
Writers: 
Vito Palumbo and Roberto De Feo
Sound: Renato Minichelli
Assistant Art Director:
   Mattia Lorusso
Key Cast: Ralph Palka, Lorenzo Patane, and Carlotta Verny

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