Ajyal Film Festival 2019

All Films

Shame and Glasses

Bariq - ages 4+

Alessandro Riconda / Short Narrative / Italy / 2013 / 7 min / Colour / DCP
In No Dialogue / (No Subtitles) subtitles
Interests: Comedy, Drama, Romantic Comedy, Dramedy, Youth
Gulf Premiere
Rated: General Audiences. Suitable for ages 4 and up.


Mirko is self-conscious about wearing glasses in front of a girl he likes at school, but without them he can't write his class test. Will he risk being seen in his specs, or will he have to hand in a blank page? What a dilemma! This endearing short aptly investigates the inner world of a youngster, where fears, mental projections, and lack of self-esteem can grow out of proportion and turn a very simple act into a huge, larger than life obstacle.

Official Film Website

About the Directors

Alessandro Riconda began shooting videos during high school, and won several international prizes. He studied filmmaking at the SAE Institute in Milan, scriptwriting at Scuola Holden, and writing in Turin at AIACE with director Daniele Gaglianone. He is currently studying Cinema and Media Engineering at the Politecnico di Torino. ‘Shame and Glasses’ is his official debut short.


Alessandro Riconda
Alessandro Riconda
Alessandro Perrella, Alessandro Riconda
Federica Bagagiolo
Andrea Vanzo
Dario Corno
Sales Company
Alessandro Riconda
Production Company
Mirko Talon, Jennifer Corbelletti, Alina La Costa

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