Can You Stay a Little While Longer????

  • Director

    Robert Cafarelli

  • Country, Year, Length

    United States, 2023, 33:46

  • Category

    Narrative Short

  • Format

    miniDV, Digital

  • Festival Year


Film Screening & Ticket Information

When & Where to See this Film!

Visibly Introspective: A series of soul searchers

April 26, 2024 @ 4:15PM • MoMI – Redstone

View the Trailer


A broken up couple, Guy and April, spend one last night together at April’s apartment before Guy leaves on a long trip out of the country. On this last night they decide to recreate, re-enact, and reimagine their first date, or act like tonight is the first night they’re meeting. All set in a Dogville-esque, Brechtian like staging & set design.


Robert Cafarelli, Director
Robert Cafarelli, Writer
Robert Cafarelli, Producer
Samantha Rothermel, Key Cast, “April”
Bryce Postil, Key Cast, “Guy”

Director Statement

“Every time a door closes, another door opens!”

This is a movie about performance. About “what if?”. About how art is exorcising feelings you have when you go through a good time, or through a hardship. When you’re sad & heartbroken over something, you need to express it through painting, film, writing, or through song. And instead of writing & performing that love/break-up song for everyone, what if you could perform that for only the ONE person who caused these feelings? These are all questions of which I don’t have the answer to.

Director Biography

Robert Cafarelli (1997, USA), is making his first major short film since graduating from the City College of New York’s film BFA program, in a subject matter and style that he’s been dying to dabble in since he first realized he could make movies. With previous experience working on his own smaller scale short films, and as an editor mostly for other directors, his work attempts to follow in the fashion of great tragic love stories like Derek Cianfrance’s BLUE VALENTINE, stylistic & expressionist methods of storytelling like Lars Von Trier’s DOGVILLE, and the precise, sharp, and economical tone & craft of the editing and directing of Steven Soderbergh (especially in his films BEHIND THE CANDELABRA, TRAFFIC, THE LIMEY, and LET THEM ALL TALK).