Like an Egg in the Radiator (Come un Uovo nel Radiatore)

Nominated for

Best Student Film

Directed by

Davide Maria Valsecchi

10' • Italy • 2020

The story of how an omelette is made. Valentino, an aspiring actor, can't wait to leave with his girlfriend Anna for their first trip together. Unfortunately, the car they are about to hit the road with belongs to her father, Carlo, a slightly gruff sixty-year-old man with a great passion for motors and whom Valentino has not yet met. The boy cannot escape it, he must meet him before taking away his precious car and his more precious daughter. The only problem: he will have to “pass an exam” on his motors’ skills, a subject completely unknown to him. But Valentino, as a good actor, knows how to play a part. Proving his talent, and thanks to Anna's providential complicity, the young man finds the right words to duel with Carlo. But things never go as planned.