Forgive Us Our Trespasses


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On the evening of 21 November 1974, the Provisional Irish Republic of Army carried out a terrorist attack in Birmingham (UK). It was recognised as the bloodiest attack in the Troubles England. This short film tells the “behind the scenes” of this attack, which hides a series of mistakes, delays and frictions within the same terrorist cell responsible for it.


Lorenzo Maria Chierici was born in Milan, in 1997. In 2018 he wrote and directed Eve, which was officially selected at several international festivals (RIFF, Madrid International Film Festival, Olbia Film Festival, Figari Film Festival). The good results of Eve, allowed him to direct his second short film, produced by Rai Cinema: Nelle tue Mani (In Your Hands, 2020), available on the Rai Cinema Channel. Also this short was selected at many international festivals (Leeds IFF; Madrid IFF; Queerbee LGBT film festival, Toronto Film Channel among others). In 2022, he directed and produced his third short: Forgive Us our Trespasses. Lorenzo is currently working on his first feature film: Figli Perduti (Lost Sons).


  • Title
    Forgive Us Our Trespasses
  • Rights
  • Country
  • Year
  • Length
    17′, col.

  • Director
    Lorenzo Maria Chierici
  • Screenplay
    Michael Aherne,
    Lorenzo Maria Chierici
  • Editing
    Alessandro Zucchelli
  • Photography
    Eleonora Contessi

  • Costume Design
    Alessandro Lai,
    Giulia Vismara
  • Set Design
    Greta Gasparini
  • Music
    Nico Palermo
  • Sound
    Nico Palermo, Mattia Gaione,
    Gabriele Cardullo
  • Cast
    Michael Rodgers, Eva Martucci, Stefano Chierici, Parnell Scott, Emma Beonio, Pietro de Nova

  • Producers
    Lorenzo Chierici, Matteo Occhipinti, Alessandro Zucchelli,
    Jhoni Vilca, Alberto Chierici,
    Riccardo Copreni
  • Production 
    Looking for Art
  • In collaboration with 
    Vena Artistica

  • Rome Independent Film Festival 2022 – National Short Film Competition
  • Los Angeles Italia Film Fashion and Art Fest 2023 – Panorama
  • iL Martinitt Teatro Cinema Milan 2023
  • Cine Teatro Nuovo Arcore 2023
  • Cinema Notorious Sesto San Giovanni 2023
  • Petit Plans Festival Athens 2023 – International #ThisIsEU Competition

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