CINQUE CAFFÈ (2006, HDV, 10’)


"Here we go: A coffee shop, a waitress waiting to serve the next guest and five men ordering five coffees. Hold on! Maybe it’s better to have an orange juice. Actually, two orange juices, one Latte Macchiato, one laced coffee and one ordinary. Hold on! One more time! One orange juice, one multi vitamin juice, two ordinary coffees and…. Or maybe…? Werther Germondari and Maria Laura Spagnoli present a nice piece of comedy mixed with a witty and subtle whiff of criticism against a consumer orientated world. This short film shows us that we can get what we want as long as we know what we want". (Oldenburg International Film Festival 2007)

Five Italian men order coffee in a typically Italian coffee bar. Dry comic story about one of the holy rituals that are essential to Italian identity. Germondari himself plays one of the five roles”. (Rotterdam International FF 2006)


Allegoria dell’Italia e degli italiani, attraverso uno dei loro riti più sacri.

Allegory of Italy and Italians, by means of one of their most sacred rituals.


cast  ROBERTO BACCHILEGA, SERENA CATELLA, PIERFRANCESCO GAVA, SEBASTIANO GENTILE, WERTHER GERMONDARI, SARITA MARCHESI, SILVIA TERRIBILI, FABIO TESTINI

scenario WERTHER GERMONDARI dall’omonimo atto unico © 2001

screenplay   WERTHER GERMONDARI  MARIA LAURA SPAGNOLI

sound   MARIA LAURA SPAGNOLI

music    WIJNAND VAN DE POL

art direction  WERTHER GERMONDARI   MARIA LAURA SPAGNOLI

editing  MARIA LAURA SPAGNOLI

photography   WERTHER GERMONDARI

production and direction   WERTHER GERMONDARI   MARIA LAURA SPAGNOLI


Festivals & screenings:

2006: Rotterdam International Film Festival; Festival Internazionale del Cortometraggio, Siena, Italy; Scrittura e Immagine, XIII Festival del cortometraggio, Pescara, Italy; MitreoFilmFestival, Santa Maria Capua Vetere, Italy. 2007: II edizione Sonar Film Festival, Firenze, Italy; Fronte del Corto, Foligno, Italy; CortibenCotti, Amsterdam, Holland; Retrospettiva, Officine, Roma, Italy;  ‘Inventa un Film’, Lenola, Italy; BunkerFF, Ventimiglia, Italy; Izolenta 07, St.Petersburg, Russia; Cinemadamare, Bari, Italy; Concorto FF, Pontenure, Italy; Tropea Film Festival, Italy; 9th International Panorama for Independent Filmakers, Puerto Rico Film Festival; 14th Oldenburg International Film Festival, Germany; Festival de Cinema de Girona, Spain; 15th Contravision Film Festival, Berlin; Festival Int. de Cortometrajes ‘La Boca del Lobo’, Madrid. 2008: 5th Mid Ulster Film Festival, Great Britain; VI Contrometraggi, Terni, Italy; Cinemissimo, Amsterdam. 2010: Round, XXIX Festival del Cinema Indipendente, Rimini, Italy; Con i minuti contati FF, Montefalco, Italy. 2011: CortoCorrente, Fiumicino, Italy. 2013: The Coffee Art Project, Arcam Factory, Milano.

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