Lighthearted Boy
Lighthearted Boy

Lighthearted Boy

Director Marco Gianfreda

Production year 2011

Length 15min.

Country Italy


Weary of life, 65 years old Ettore tries to find the courage to drive himself on his three wheeler down to a country ditch daily. When Luca, his 10 year old nephew, finds out about his grandfather's intentions, he decides to secretly follow him.


Audience Award | Arizona IFF, USA, 2011

Best Short | Delta International Film and Video Festival, Cleveland, USA, 2011

Best Screenplay | Rome Independent FF, Italy, 2011


Marco Gianfreda
Marco Gianfreda



Antonio Longo


Marco Gianfreda

Director of Photography

Duccio Cimatti

Music by

Giordano Corapi, I Giardini Di Miro


Andrea Viali


Claudio Di Mauro


Toni Bertorelli, Simone Pellegrino, Alessio Spagnoli, Damiele Faraoni

Production company(ies)

Tratto Indipendente

Marco Gianfreda

Born 1974, Rome. In 2001 he graduated from La Sapienza University of Rome, department of Theoretic Philosophy, with an essay on Hegel. From 1998 to 2003 he attended some of the best Italian schools of creative writing and screenplay. In 2006 he wrote the script of Tana libera tutti short film, that won more than 40 awards and was nominated for David of Donatello, as the best Italian Short. In 2009 he wrote and directed Io parlo!, selected by more than 45 international film festivals. He represented Italy at “Kodak European Showcase for New Talents” in Clermont-Ferrand Short FF, 2010. Pizzangrillo is his new short film.


Io parlo! (2009), I raffinati (2009), Lighthearted boy (2011)

FILMS 2011