A moving crime-drama in the Italian neo-realist style written and directed by Jonas Carpignano. A 14 year old Romany boy moves between the Italian, African and Romany communities in a small town in Italy’s far south. He’s had to grow up fast and he’s learning to be one street-smart teenager, when adult responsibility falls on his shoulders and he needs to find ways to keep the family going. Crime offers a quick way out of poverty, but will he shift from low-level offences to something far more serious? The director’s choice to involve local people to play fictionalised versions of themselves gives the film authenticity and power – the tensions and day to day challenges come to life as the three disparate communities reveal themselves. Fascinating.
‘Shockingly alive, startlingly accomplished and remarkably acute.’
Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
13 wins, 19 nominations
Pio Amato, Iolanda Amato, Koudous Seihon
|Directed by||Jonas Carpignano|
|Running Time||115 mins|