Whistle and I'll Come To You + Short Films
This atmospheric and beautifully filmed feature adaptation of the M. R. James story plays with short films. Q&A with director Valentina Battorti afterward.
The Eldritch Dreams
Alice Atwood discovers an old chest hidden in her fireplace. After sifting through the contents, she is exposed to terrifying cosmic revelations that lead to a series of increasingly horrifying nightmares. Can her religious faith bring her out of the darkness, or will she succumb to insanity?
A storm brews over Victorian Dublin as post-mortem photographer, Mr.Huxley, returns to his hallowed practice within the gloomy townhouse in which he resides. His latest subject is a recently-deceased young woman, whose presence conjures the demons of Huxley's character - compelling him to confront the narcissistic life he has chosen to lead.
Whistle, and I'll Come to You
1900, Cambridge, Easter holidays. A young professor of Ontography, who only believes in science and facts, takes a one-week vacation in a little village by the sea, Burnstow, in a beautiful hotel. A colleague of his, teacher of Archaeology, asks him to take a look at a Templars' ancient site that is near the beach. Here, the young man will find a strange bronze whistle and, seeing no danger in it, he proceeds to take it to his room to study it. But what lies beneath those old Roman ruins...?
Valentina Battorti was born in Belluno, Italy, in 1983. Her dad watched made her watch all types of movies from Gremlins to Pretty Woman. When her love for films was complete, and she discovered her favorite genre, she longed to be part of it!! Valentina loves to draw, read, sing, write, listen to music, watch Tv series, theatre, films of all kinds and has always wanted to find a way to reunite all of these media to tell stories, so.. films!! Her love of sharing her work is fed by seeing the reactions of the audience and making them laugh, cry, get frightened or super happy with a story, with a soundtrack.. it's magic! She studied Classic Literature at the Liceo Classico Tiziano in Belluno and then cinema at the University of Pordenone. She worked in London and Paris for some time, and now wants to focus completely on movies 100%!!!