Ajyal Film Festival 2022

All Films

The Nostalgist

Bader - ages 18+

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Giacomo Cimini / Short Narrative / United Kingdom, Italy / 2014 / 17 min / Colour / DCP
In English / Arabic, English subtitles
MENA Premiere


Vanille is a beautifully appointed world of baroque splendour – at least when one is wearing a set of special glasses. But behind the technological illusion lies an ugly reality, where danger and violence lurk outside every padlocked door. In this tug-of-war of fantasy and fact, a man tries to maintain a normal relationship with his son. Based on the short story by Daniel H. Wilson, ‘The Nostalgist’ was named best short film at the Giffoni Film Festival.

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About the Directors

Giacomo Cimini was born in Italy and is based in London. His short film ‘City in the Sky’ (2009) premiered at the 66th Venice Film Festival. He directed the eight-part TV series ‘Delitti’ for Fox Italy, and was selected for the Berlinale Talent Campus in 2010. Recently, Cimini co-founded Wonder Room Productions, which produced his award-winning short film ‘The Nostalgist’.


Giacomo Cimini
Giacomo Cimini
Giacomo Cimini, Tommaso Colognese, Pietro Greppi
Eleanor Infante
Lorenzo Piggici
Gareth Munden
Sales Company
Wonder Room Productions
Production Company
Wonder Room Productions
Lambert Wilson, Samuel Joslin

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