Ten Winters

Dieci inverni
Director: Valerio Mieli

Italy, Romantic drama, 2009, 99 min
Silvestro and Camilla meet on a boat to Venice in November 1999 and spend the night together in a small house owned by Camilla’s family. The story evolves over the subsequent ten winters as new friends and romantic partners are introduced, continually thwarting the couple’s chance of falling in love. Further complications of their unpredictable relations ensue when Camilla goes to study in Moscow and becomes involved with an older man. Without ever losing sight of the two leads at the heart of the story, Valerio Mieli presents a world of supporting characters offering memorable insights into all the missed opportunities and the vagaries of life.


2010 – David di Donatello Award for The Best First Time Italian Director for Valerio Mieli (Italy).

About the director:

Valerio Mieli was born in 1978 in Rome. He studied philosophy at La Sapienza University in Rome and received Doctor of Philosophy degree at the Amedeo Avogadro national university in Piemonte in 2003. The same year he graduated from the School of Theatre art in Rome, where he specialized in the art of acting, and later on he also graduated from the New York Film Academy. He completed his cinematic education at the Experimental Centre of Filmmaking in Rome’s department of directing, where he won first place in the competition of directorial debuts (2005).
Section: Wide Angle

Screenplay: Davide Lantieri, Valerio Mieli, Isabella Aguilar, Federica Pontremoli

Dir. of Photography: Marco Onorato

Music: Francesco De Luca, Alessandro Forti

Cast: Isabella Ragonese, Michele Riondino, Glen Blackhall, Vinicio Capossela, Liuba Zaizeva, Sergei Zhigunov