Corpse

original title:

Corpo

directed by:

screenplay:

Davide Colaiocco, Alessandra Arcieri

cinematography:

editing:

Federico Maria Baldacci

music:

Pier Cortese

production:

Bluecinematv, supported by Ministero della Cultura, with the support of Regione Lazio

country:

Italy

year:

2019

film run:

14'

format:

colour

status:

Ready (01/01/2019)

festivals & awards:

  • Košice International Monthly Film Festival 2020: Official Selection
  • Mediterraneo Festival Corto, Internation Short Film Festival 2019
  • Apulia Web Fest IFF Awards 2019: Official Selection
  • Festival internazionale di Cortometraggio Scrittura e Immagine 2018: Spazio Abruzzo - Miglior Film

An elderly woman, once a teacher and passionate of the Divine Comedy, denounces the discovery of a corpse in an alley that she runs at night to go to the cemetery, where her husband is buried. She tells the cop about her drinking, watching horror films and her need to go to the grave of her husband at night. During her deposition, she undergoes visual and olfactory hallucinations and manifests self-injury, in addition to falling victim to an illness and fainting. She is released thanks to the intervention of some paramedics. Once she revives, she accentuates her delirious attitudes and it turns out that there’s no corpse and the presence of one participant: a psychiatrist. Putting an end to what is actually a therapy session, he diagnostics Cotard syndrome, the pathology that led the woman to believe she herself was dead.