After the War (Dopo la guerra)


Vogue Theatre Thu, Nov 9, 2017 9:00 PM
Film Info
Category:Film Info: Category
Running Time:93 min.
Director:Annarita Zambrano
Producer:Sensito Films
Cinéma Defacto
Movimento Film
Nexus Factory
supported by MiBACT with CNC
Fondation Gan Région Acquitaine
Region Emilia- Romagna
Unipol Banca
Screenwriter:Annarita Zambrano
Delphine Agut
Cinematographer:Laurent Brunet
Editor:Muriel Breton
Music:Grégoire Hetzel
Cast:Giuseppe Battiston
Barbora Bobulova
Charlotte Cétaire
Jean-Marc Barr
Fabrizio Ferracane
Elisabetta Piccolomini
Marilyne Canto


Bologna 2002. The murder of a professor reopens old political wounds, as Marco (Giuseppe Battiston), a far left-wing activist and convicted terrorist who long ago fled Italy for asylum in France, is suspected of ordering the killing. Now, the authorities request his extradition, forcing Marco to abandon his peaceful life as an intellectual in Paris and go on the run with his teenage daughter, Viola (Charlotte Cétaire). Two stories develop in parallel: Director Annarita Zambrano follows the vicissitudes of Marco and Viola’s flight to Lisbon, exploring the relationship between a father and a child torn between love for her cantankerous parent and her need for freedom. At the same time, the fugitive’s family faces consequences for his actions back home in Italy. Prosecutors besiege his protective mother, while his sister Anna feels only bitterness, as the media attacks her husband, a judge with career aspirations. For Marco’s past sins, his entire family must pay. AFTER THE WAR screened in the Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard in 2017. –Paolo Barlera

Co-presented by Istituto Italiano Scuola , California Film Institute, and Cultural Services of the Consulate General of France in San Francisco.

Additional Information

Annarita Zambrano was born in Rome and now lives in Paris. She is the writer/director of several short films that screened at major international festivals: "Ophélia," 2013 Cannes Official Competition; "Tre ore," 2010 Directors’ Fortnight; "À la lune montante," 2009 Venice Film Festival; and "Andante Mezzo Forte," 2008 Berlinale Film Festival. In 2013, she directed for RAI and Cine+, THE BLACK SOUL OF THE LEOPARD, a documentary focusing on the political dimension of Luchino Visconti’s 1963 masterpiece. AFTER THE WAR is Zambrano’s first feature film. The film is supported by the Gan Foundation for Cinema and was presented in 2017 at Cannes’ Un Certain Regard.