Il barbiere complottista (A Conspiracy Man), a graduation short film by Valerio Ferrara ̶ who took the three-year directing course at the CSC - Scuola Nazionale di Cinema (2019-2021) ̶ will have its world premiere in the Official Selection of the 75th Cannes Film Festival. Scheduled in the section La Cinef, dedicated to films produced by film schools around the world, Il barbiere complottista is the parable of a man (played by Lucio Patanè) who, in order to receive the attention and affection of his loved ones, ends up infecting an entire neighborhood with the disease of conspiracy.
Valerio Ferrara was born in Rome in 1996. He took a High School Degree in Classics and studied piano and composition for years; he graduated in History of Art and Entertainment at the Sapienza University of Rome. He studied Directing at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome and in recent years has collaborated as assistant director to Marco Bellocchio's Marx può aspettare (Marx Can Wait) and La conversione. His short film Notte romana (Roman Nights, 2021) was presented in competition at the Settimana Internazionale della Critica in Venice, and was nominated for a David di Donatello Award.
The whole team of the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia wishes good luck to Valerio for the presentation of his project.