Selfie

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Showings

St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Fri, Feb 21 9:15 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$12.00
Members:$10.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$10.00
Film Info
Original Title:Selfie
Program:Italian Film Festival
Tags:Documentary
Release Year:2019
Runtime:78 min
Country/Region:Italy
Festivals & Awards:Nominated in the European Documentary category of the European Film Awards 2019
Berlinale - Germany 2019
Cinéma du Réel Paris - France 2019
The Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema - Argentina 2019
Documenta Madrid - Spain 2019
DocAviv - Israel 2019
Open Roads - New Italian Cinema New York 2019
Moscow Italian Documentary Review - Russia 2019
International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala - India 2019
Melgaço International Documentary Film Festival - Portugal 2019
EBS International Documentary Festival - South Korea (Documentary Goyang Award) 2019
Mexico City Black Canvas 2019 - Mexico
Language:Italian
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Deckert Distribution
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/353544214
Cast/Crew
Director:Agostino Ferrente
Producer:Magnéto and Arte France
Casa delle Visioni
Rai Cinema
Istituto Luce Cinecittà
Screenwriter:Agostino Ferrente
Editor:Letizia Caudullo
Chiara Russo
Principal Cast:Alessandro Antonelli
Pietro Orlando

Description

Minnesota Premiere

Alessandro and Pietro, 16 years-old friends, live in Traiano. They are inseparable. Alessandro works as a waiter in a bar and Pietro dreams to become a hairdresser.

It was in this very same district in the summer of 2014 that Davide Bifolco, also 16, was shot by a policeman. He mistook him for a fugitive. Alessandro and Pietro accept the director’s proposal to capture their daily lives in their gang-ravaged neighborhood using smartphone cameras in “selfie” mode.

This film documents the improbable persistence of hope in the context of precarity, conflicting moralities and the complexity of teenage years.

Director Agostino Ferrente (1971 in Cerignola / Italy) is a director, producer and artistic director. Before becoming involved in cinema, he was an editorial coordinator for magazines and news programs addressed to communities of Italians living abroad. After his studies at DAMS (Drama, Art & Music Studies) in Bologna, he produced and directed a series of shorts and documentaries and co-founded, in 2001, the group "Apollo 11" which saved the historical Apollo cinema theatre in Rome from becoming a bingo hall. By promoting film, music and writing, the group turned it into one of the liveliest cultural centers in Italy’s capital city, the first with an ongoing program dedicated to cinema of the real. He is currently working on his first non-documentary feature film.


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