with Sandra Ceccarelli , Aurélien Recoing , Stefano Cassetti & Laura Vasiliu
Language: Italian Produced by Massimo Di Rocco , Giacomo Centola & Luigi Napoleone
Different people and lives, opposite social realities, a wealthy family, a Rumanian maid accused of theft, a desperate coke addict and two Rumanian brothers flirting with the wrong side of the law. Their stories intertwine and then collide. Silvana, the wife of a provincial industrialist, convinced that Maria, their young Rumanian maid is responsible for the disappearance of precious objects from their home, with no proof and against her husband’s wishes, decides to fire her. Maria goes back to live with Ionut, her ex-boyfriend, who has just been released from jail and lives with his younger brother in a squalid suburban slum. Ionut has recently started hanging out with Marco Rancalli, a young cocaine addict and has dealings with him in petty crime. Marco also has a difficult past: he is not allowed custody of his eight year-old son. The industrialist’s family and the wealth in his villa become the sole objectives of this gang of desperate losers.
Cannes 2008 Director's Fortnight
Toronto 2008 Contemporary World Cinema
A film by Danielle Arbid
2015 - France - Drama - 1.85 DCP - 119 min.
The 90’s. Lina, 18, arrives to Paris for her studies. She is looking for what she can’t find in her home country Lebanon: a taste of freedom. Lead by her natural instinct for self-preservation, she experiences different sides of the Parisian jungle and becomes conscious of her own place. Because when you are 18, your dream is to embrace the world - not just one boy...
The New Classmate
A film by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari
2015 - India - Drama - DCP - 2.35 - 96 min.
Behind the magnificent Taj Mahal lies a cluster of dingy homes where Chanda (35), a domestic help, lives with her 14-year-old daughter Appu. Chanda aspires and dreams that her daughter will study and embrace a better fate. When Appu tells her she wants to quit school and become a maid like her, Chanda takes a strong decision: she will herself go back to school, and even join the class of her daughter.
A film by Ali Asgari & Alireza Khatami
2023 - Iran - Drama - 1.78 - 77 min.
Terrestrial Verses follows everyday people from all walks of life as they navigate the cultural, religious, and institutional constraints imposed on them by various social authorities, from school teachers to bureaucrats. These stirring vignettes, humorous and affecting, capture the spirit and determination of people amidst adversity, offering a nuanced portrait of a complex society.
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