Flowing water carries no poison

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Flowing water carries no poison (Acqua che scorre non porta veleno)

original title:

Acqua che scorre non porta veleno

directed by:


Letizia Zatti, Noemi Punelli


set design:


world sales:





film run:



DCP/2K - b/w


Ready (20/11/2021)

festivals & awards:

  • Los Angeles - Italia 2022: The Italian Job
  • RIFF - Roma Independent Film Festival 2021: National Short Competiton
  • Valsusa Filmfest 2022
  • River Film Festival 2022: Miglior corto italiano
  • Amicorti International Film Festival 2022
  • BCT - Festival Nazionale del Cinema e della Televisione 2022
  • Pop Corn Festival del Corto 2022
  • SanGio Verona Video Festival 2022
  • Molise Cinema Film Festival 2022
  • Bio Pic Short Fest 2022
  • Longless Film Festival 2022: Premio della giuria young
  • Orvieto Cinema Fest 2022
  • DEA Open Air International Film Festival 2022
  • Festival du Cinéma Européen de Lille 2022
  • Festival du Film Court en plein air de Grenoble 2022
  • Rec Film Festival Berlin 2022
  • Busan Inter-City Film Festival 2022
  • Festival de Cine de Alicante 2022
  • International Filmmor Women’s Film Festival on Wheels 2022
  • Emberlight International Film Festival: Best Cinematography
  • Demakijaż – Women’s Film Festival 2022
  • Timeline Film Festival 2022
  • Love Vidéo III - Brigade des Images 2022
  • Festival Internacional de Cine de Iquique 2022 : Best Short Film

A woman secretly sneaks into the house where her ex-partner lives, once the home of both of them. As if it were a ritual, she enjoys for the last time that place, she regains possession of it, trying to overcome the pain it evokes. And eventually, she succeeds, in her own way, with a token gesture on the edge of revenge. An intimate story that narrates Matilde’s wound through the house metaphor: nest-place, the concretization of lost love.