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by Valentina Bertani


When high school ends and adulthood begins, Benjamin and Joshua Israel, two identical twins of Jewish origin, start feeling burdened and without a future. Being in your twenties and having a sassy attitude is not enough if you have an intellectual disability and the world makes it hard for you to fit in. Joshua would like to have sex for the first time, while Benjamin chases the utopia of love. Although they clash repeatedly, the two brothers share an unbreakable bond. They will soon learn that growing up also means giving the other space without casting a shadow.

international title: The Crown Shyness
original title: La timidezza delle chiome
country: Italy, Israel
year: 2022
genre: documentary
directed by: Valentina Bertani
film run: 96'
screenplay: Valentina Bertani
cinematography by: Edoardo Carlo Bolli, Emanuele Mestriner
film editing: Marco Bonini
costumes designer: Silvia Ortombina
music: Lorenzo Confetta
producer: Marco Lasagni, Pietro Puccioni
co-producer: Shira Lee
production: Diaviva, Movieplus (IL)
distributor: I Wonder Pictures

Photogallery 07/09/2022: Venice 2022 - The Crown Shyness

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Benjamin Israel, Joshua Israel, Valentina Bertani
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