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Francesca Jandasek



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Adaptation of Day 3, Story 10 from the Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio

“Put the Devil Back in Hell”

Film by Francesca Jandasek

Directed by:  Francesca Jandasek

Camera:  Dan Istrate, Ludovic Jolivet, Francesca Jandasek

Video Editing:  Ludovic Jolivet

Sound Editing:  Francesca Jandasek

Music Composition:  Francesca Jandasek

Cast:  Francesca Jandasek, Dan Istrate


Alibech, on her journey to find God, experiences a sexual awakening.


Considered THE bawdiest of the Decameron stories, parts of this story weren't even originally translated into English because they were considered too naughty! Need proof? Read on…

Here is the full translation of Day 3 Story 10 - the story from the Decameron that I adapted for the film.


A background on the Decameron...

“In the face of the Black Death, the pandemic that ravaged 14th-century Europe, Giovanni Boccaccio wrote at the time, “all the wisdom and ingenuity of man were unavailing.” Well, maybe not all: Boccaccio’s masterpiece “The Decameron” imagines 10 young people fleeing the plague-swept city of Florence for the relative safety of the countryside, where their pastimes include telling 100 stories, including innuendo-threaded romps, moral parables and tragic romances." (#WashingtonPost)


Washington City Paper:  Synetic Theater Tells a Series of Stories in The Decameron

Broadway World: Synetic Theatre's Midsummer 'Decameron' Series an Amazing Cornucopia of Talent

"Do you want European, art-house stuff? Francesca Jandasek's piece on Day 2, "Put the Devil Back in Hell," about a young woman's sexual awakening, includes barren landscapes and symbolism worthy of Aleksandr Sokurov's film version of "Faust."" - Broadway World

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Depth of Field International Film Festival July 2020

Synetic Theater DECAMERON online show July 2020

Artist Choice Award

Tsikurishvilli Award

The Indie Fest, August 2020

Award of Recognition: Women Filmmakers,

FilmFest by Rogue Dancer November 14th, 2020

Beyond The Curve International Film Festival January 29th, 2021

Outstanding Achievement Award, Experimental Film

Blacksphere Online Film Festival January 31st, 2021 - February 6th, 2021

Annatolia International Film Festival  February 5th, 2021

American Filmatic Arts Awards February 26th, 2021

Honorable Mention, Short Experimental

Beyond Earth Film Festival March 28th, 2021

Open Window Film Challenge April 5th, 2021

Woodengate Film Festival July 19th, 2021

Wallachia Int'l Film Festival August 12th, 2021

Best Director Award (Experimental)

Synergy Film Festival August 30th, 2021

Award of Recognition  Women Filmmakers -
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Depth of Field Inte
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