The film explores the relationship between siblings Sergio and Maria, from their troubled childhood to the hardships of adult life. Throughout the years, their invented game called 'Mikles' provides their very own survival technique. The film was awarded Italy’s Globo d’Oro by the Foreign Critics.

Awards and festivals

Best Short Film GOLDEN GLOBE (Foreign Critics Award in Italy)
Best Short Film Leeds International Film Festival 2004 (UK)
Special Jury Award and Best Screenplay Award Fano International Film Festival 2004
Special Mention Festival du Film Court de Brest 2004
Special Mention Rotterdam Film Festival
Best Actress Award and Best Screenplay Award Cinecorto Rome 2004

Official Selection: Clermont-Ferrand, Tampere, Bilbao, Aspen, Denver, Teheran, Leuven, Imola, among others.

Félix Viscarret, Director

Christian Angeli was born in London in 1966. His short film Fare Bene Mikles won 14 awards including the 2005 Globo D’Oro, awarded by the Foreign Press in Italy, the Best Short Film Award at the Leeds International Film Festival, and participated at many international film festivals, including Clermont Ferrand, Aspen, Denver, Bilbao, Rotterdam (Special Mention) and Brest (Special Mention). He is about to start filming his first feature film Il Tuo Disprezzo, produced by Luna Film (Italy), a project that was selected in 2005 by Emergence, the French organisation set up by Elizabeth Depardieu. Christian also directs documentaries for Italian broadcaster RAI.

Fare Bene Mikles


Director: Christian Mario Angeli
Writers: Tommaso Capolicchio, Christian Mario Angeli
Producer: Alessandro Verdecchi
Main cast: Alba Caterina Rohrwacher, Francesco Lucente Stabile

A Misami Film Production
Courtesy of Cidif Film