Celestino has communication problems because of his incomprehensible native dialect. When he falls madly in love with a deaf girl called Rosetta, he learns sign language and pretends to be deaf as well in order to court her.
Director: Antonello De Leo. AKA Wordless
Stars: Rocco Papaleo, Rosa Masciopinto, Luca Amorosino, Fabio Camilli, Kadour Naimi.
1997 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Short Film, Live Action.
Note: English subtitles courtesy of my friend and frequent rarefilmm collaborator Steve N., big thanks to him for taking the time to translate this charming little film.