The connection

  • 4:30–7:00 PM
  • 3 & 5 June 2023
  • Castello, Sala delle Armi

Rome, 1946. The short film, inspired by true events, tells the story of the technician Francesco, who receives the strange order of installing a telephone at the Verano cemetery. The director Roberto Rossellini is the one who asked for the connection: he needs a telephone to complete the film Germany, Year Zero, without leaving the grave of his son Romano, who died at the age of nine. The meeting between the two protagonists will be an opportunity to come to terms with their past.


Daniele Morelli in 2017 attended the preparatory course in directing at the Centro Sperimentale, where he was able to refine his style, also thanks to the teachings of Piero Messina. He worked in the direction department on the set of Paolo Sorrentino’s Loro. In 2019 he attended the Rai Master in Serial Screenplay where he was able to combine the film writing with the directing studies.

Original Title: L’allaccio
English Title: The Connection
Original Language: italian
Subtitles: english
Month and Year of Production: aug 2022
Color/Black and White: color
Camera: 1:66
Audio: 5.1
Country of Production: Italy
Duration: 20′
Director: Daniele Morelli
Production: NE.CO.S. Srl
Producer: Bruno Cristaldi
Cast: Francesco Acquaroli, Federico Majorana
Photography: Andrea Benjamin Manenti
Editing: Andrea Maguolo
Music / Original Soundtrack: Enrico Pieranunzi
Set Design: Valentina Psenner e Gianni Decuzzi
Awards: Roma Film Corto 2022 Miglior Cortometraggio e Miglior Sceneggiatura – CortoDino Film Festival 2022 Miglior Cortometraggio