European Film Festival Paris
from 17 to 31 March 2022
European Film Festival Paris
from 17 to 31 March 2022

Guinea Pig

by Guila Grandinetti et Andrea Benjamin Manenti

(Fiction, Italy, 15’, C, En ST) with Michael Schermi, Giulia Grandinetti, Lucia Batassa

Guinea Pig

In a world where the government has abolished every kind of contact between human beings from visual contact to sex – the citizens are tested annually for empathy and sexual attraction.


Guila Grandinetti et Andrea Benjamin Manenti
Guila Grandinetti et Andrea Benjamin Manenti

Giulia Grandinetti (1989) is a multifaceted Italian artist. She graduated in Literature and Philosophy at the University of Roma Tre, with a Master’s Degree in Cinema following a Bachelor’s in Theater. In 2013 she approaches film directing, working on her debut feature, Alice and the Land that Wonders from 2014 to 2019. She wins the III Edition of Shortlab in Rome with a theatrical project performed with Michael Schermi and Mario Russo. In 2019 she realizes the short film Guinea Pig, co-directed with Andrea Benjamin Manenti.  Her greatest ambition is to experience an artistic encounter between the world of cinema and that of theater-dance.

Andrea Benjamin Manenti is an Italian head operator, photographer and filmmaker. He studied filmmaking à the SAE institute of Milan before being selected in the image section at the Centro sperimentale di cinematografia in Rome. He founded Fedra Film with Rossella Inglese and co-authored a few shorts films with her. He has also worked as a cinematographer with many emerging directors.

Other movies: Competition Prix Sauvage Corto