Balkan Dox

End of September

Giusto il Tempo per una Sigaretta

2020 — 15 min / Colour



Christian tries in every way to bring his younger brother Giulio to school. An easy thing for most, but not for them, who don't know their father and whose mother is an alcoholic. In addition to this, Christian is a bricklayer and has to start work at the same time his brother has to start school.

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Directors' Biography

Originally from Ravenna in Italy, Valentina Casadei graduated in cinema history from Dams in Bologna. She then moved to Paris to take an English-speaking Master in screenplay and directing at Eicar. In 2016 and 2017, she wrote and directed two short films, "All About Emily" and "Blessed Days", selected in numerous international film festivals and distributed by Artex Film. Her first professional short film, "End of September" (2020), is produced by First Child Srl with the support of the Emilia-Romagna Film Commission and is distributed by Tiny Distribution.

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Valentina Casadei


Paola Piccioli


Luca Nervegna


Corrado Iuvara


Riccardo Rossi

Screenings & Awards

El Gouna FF, Egypt, 2020

OFF, Odense , Denmark, 2020

Giffoni FF, Italy, 2021