Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired North American distribution rights to Duccio Chiarini’s comedy, “Short Skin.” The Italian film debuted at the Venice Film Festival last year, telling a coming-of-age story littered with uncomfortable sexual distinctions.
The official synopsis reads: “Edoardo (newcomer Matteo Creatini) [is] a 17-year-old virgin. This summer, he and his best friend vow to lose their virginity. There’s just one problem: Edoardo is suffering from a disorder called phimosis – a painful condition in which the foreskin is too tight to be pulled back. Edoardo is also secretly dealing with the antics of his crazy friends and family — bickering parents with their own sexual issues, a sister obsessed with her dog’s sexuality, his leering best friend Arturo, his pink haired alt neighbor Elisabetta and his dream girl Bianca, who has decided to move to Paris.”
Richard Ross, Co-President of Breaking Glass, said, “We are proud to be distributing Duccio Chiarini’s debut narrative feature in the U.S. It is a fantastic and entertaining story of a teenage boy’s coming of age combined with hilarious scenes in the vein of an Italian ‘American Pie.’ Trust us – you’ll never look at an octopus the same way again.”
“Short Skin” will premiere at Cinema Village in NYC on October 9, followed by a Q&A with the director. The film will then be released on VOD and DVD on October 20.