Fri, Mar 29
Sun, Mar 31
Leonardo Di Costanzo,
Italy/Switzerland/Germany | Italian with English subtitles | Format: DCP | 86 minutes
New York Premiere!
Director Leonardo di Costanzo in person at all screenings!
Online sales for screenings at MoMA end three hours prior to showtime. Any remaining tickets will be available at the MoMA Film desk beginning 30 minutes before showtime.
Winner of the Critics’ Prize at the 2012 Venice Film Festival, this portrait of two adolescents thrown together under the eye of the Neapolitan Camorra has an air of menace and sexual tension. A shy ice-cream vendor (Alessio Gallo) guards a feisty girl (Francesca Riso) who has allegedly wronged a local gangster. Holed up in an abandoned building, they warily share dreams of escaping their fate. Director Di Costanzo brings documentary realism and a poetic eye to this quietly intense drama; his nonprofessional actors give beautifully shaded performances in Neapolitan dialect. Travel support provided by Cinecittà Luce.