Mercurio is a kid who loves cycling. One day he is stopped by the Fascist regime and incarcerated in a transit camp, ready to be sent to a concentration camp. Forced to quickly become a man, he will try, fighting unarmed, to win against the horror of Fascism and gain absolute freedom.
MERCURIO is a film by one of the most important Italian animators and cartoonists, Michele Bernardi.
It has been selected in a huge number of festivals all around the world, receiving plenty of awards, being a precious short film that shows a skillfull both technical and stylistic competence with a high simbolic strenght and the link between personal experience and collective tragedy.
Direcort: Michele Bernardi
Running time: 9’54”