LITS FROIDS

Par Laëtitia Martinucci

After studying theater (master's degree at the Paris-Sorbonne University), Laëtitia Martinucci worked with theater and dance-theater companies. She then turned to the world of short films. She started screenwriting with Omessa (co-written with Charlène Favier) and won the Nuits Med award in 2014 (pre-bought by France 2) with the scenario for Bleu-Gris (Blue-Grey), a short film she later directed, in 2016. In 2019, she was awarded the Beaumarchais-SACD scholarship to write a new scenario, Lits Froids (Cold Beds), which she directed in 2021.

French Festivals:
. 42th Short Film Festival of Villeurbanne (November 2021)
. 39th "Tous Courts Festival" of Aix-en-Provence - Film in Region (December 2021)
. International Mountain Film Festival of Autrans (December 2021)
​. 44th Int. Short Film Festival of Clermont-Ferrand – Regional program (France, February 2022)
. L’Europe autour de l’Europe Festival, Paris (France, March 2022)
. 23th Music & Cinema – International Film Festival in Marseille (MCM) (France, April 2022)
. Selection Unifrance Short Film Award, Cannes (France, May 2022)
. 15th Mediterranean Nights Festival (France, June 2022)

International Festivals:
. Melbourne Short Film Festival (Australia, March 2022) -  Best short drama Award
. Moscow Shorts ISFFF Awards (Russia, December 2021)
. 8th Annual Snowtown Film Festival (USA, February 2022). 6th Aswan International Women Film Festival (Egypt, February 2022)
. Creation International Film Festival (USA, February 2022) – Best human interest Award
. 12th Annual Athena Film Festival (USA, March 2022)
. 25th International Film Festival ZOOM – ZBLIZENIA (Poland, March 2022)
. FEMCINE12 International Short Film Competition (Chili, March 2022)
. 25th International Film Festival Zoom – Zblizena (Poland, March 2022)
. Short to the Point ISFF Awards (Romania, March 2022)
. Beeston Film Festival (UK, March 2022)
. Prague International Film Awards (Czech Republic, April 2022)
. Capital City Film Festival (USA, April 2022)
. End of Days Film Festival (USA, May 2022) – Best actress Award
. Dallas Independent Film Festival (USA, May 2022) – Best drama Award
. Short Film Factory (Romania, May 2022) – Honorable mentions
. CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival (Hungary, May 2022)
. KOQIX INDIE FEST (Italy, June 2022)
. Ischia Film Festival (Italy, June 2022)
. 46th Open-Air Filmfest Weiterstadt (Germany, August 2022)
. 13rd Cerdanya Film Festival (Spain, August 2022)
. 8th Annual Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival (USA, August 2022)
. 17th Shorts México (Mexico, September 2022)
. Portobello Film Festival (UK, September 2022)
. 7th Ciudad del Este Independent Film Festival (Paraguay, September 2022) - Best fiction short film Award
. 10th Chelsea Film Festival (USA, October 2022)

TV:
. France 3

Synopsis: It's a winter night in a ski resort in the French Alps. After getting locked out, Mona, a young seasonal worker of Italian origin, tries to fight off the cold while looking for shelter. Her nighttime journey brings her close to an unknown presence.

Drama - 21' - 2K - 1,33 - Coulor - France 2021

Casting: Inès Melab, Gémi Diallo, Michel Mhanna Santoni
Director: Laëtitia Martinucci
Screenplay: Laëtitia Martinucci
Production : Jonathan Hazan
Cinematographer: Juliette Barrat
Set Designer: Marie-Dominique Graillot
Costume Designer: Suzanne Veiga Gomes
Sound: Harold Hennequin
Editor: Noémie Fy
Sound Editor: Sylvain Réty
Sound Mixer: Sylvain Réty
Composer: Simon Meuret

Produced by Les Films du Cygne.
With the supports of the CNC, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Régional Fund, in partnership with the CNC, the PROCIREP and the ANGOA, and of the Beaumarchais-SACD Association. With the participation of the Images de la Diversité Fund, CGTE - CNC.