It is the dead of night and Molly, in her bed, cannot get to sleep. Next to her face are the feet of her husband Leopold, who fell asleep upside-down and fully dressed. Molly’s voice, her irreverent, tragic, and childlike spirit, will lead us on a journey through her life and the people who inhabit it, whether living or imaginary. The present time is then interwoven with a past that haunts her and a future that offers her what she feels she has lost, forever.


Produced by

Ubulibri, In Between Art Film and Vivo film

with the support of Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali e del Turismo. Direzione Generale per il Cinema and Roma Lazio Film Commission.


Molly Bloom: Chiara Caselli

Leopold Bloom:  Enrico Carotenuto

Landlady: Elisabetta De Vito

Servant: Lilian Sassanelli

Daughter: Nicole Guerzoni

Poet: Lorenzo Ciambrelli

Boylan, the lover: Giacomo Gonnella


Produced by: Jacopo Quadri, Beatrice Bulgari, Marta Donzelli and Gregorio Paonessa

Adapted from: Ulysses by James Joyce

Cinematography: Matteo Cocco

Editing: Enrica Gattolini

 Paola Lo Sciuto

Set design: Barbara Bessi

Sound: Antonio Barba

Technical data

Year: 2016

Running time: 20 min

Country: Italy

Language: Italian

Format: color, 1:85

Festivals and awards

73. Venice Film Festival – Orizzonti

Special Award Corti d’Argento 2017

19. Genoa Film Festival – Award for best director


Bari International Film Festival – special event

International Sales

Italian Short Film Center