LA-BAS – EDUCAZIONE CRIMINALE
Guest: Francesca Amitrano (AIC) in competition for the New Cinematographers Award
screening: friday september 6th h 9:30 PM, Forza d’Agrò.
Castel Volturno, 30 km from Naples, “the most African of all European places” by the words of renowned Italian writer Roberto Saviano.
A Camorra commando breaks into a tailor’s shop managed by African immigrants, wildly shooting and killing six black men. Yssouf, a young immigrant, thus decides to break with his uncle Moses, who after promising him a better future in Italy as an honest artisan turned him into the cynical leader of the local coke-dealing scene. The young Germain, the singer Asetu and the prostitute Suad round out this story blurring fiction and reality, which seems like the pages of a contemporary crime novel on a contemporary man trapped in a daily struggle for survival.
Là-Bas – Educazione criminale, a film based on real facts taking place during the racial riots of 2008 and featuring a cast of non professional actors, premiered at the 68th Venice International Film Festival where it was awarded with the Leone del Futuro – Premio Opera Prima Luigi De Laurentiis and the Premio del pubblico Kino. It was selected by many other international film festivals worlwide, such as the 35th San Paulo International Film Festival (Brazil) and the 8th Dubai International Film Festival.
Guido Lombardi was born in Naples in 1975, he is an Italian screenwriter and director, two-times winner of the prestigious Premio Salinas for the best screenplay. After graduated in Sociology at the Naples University, he started to work as camera operator for cinema and tv, working with directors such as Abel Ferrara and Paolo Sorrentino. He made his debut as director with Vomero Travel, a short film presented at the 67th Venice International Film Festival. After Là-bas – Educazione Criminale, his first feature film, he directed an episode of Napoli 24, a collective film presented at the 2010 Turin International Film Festival. Lombardi has just finished the shoot of his second feature, Take Five, a titled inspired by a classic jazz hit recorded by the dave Brubeck Quartet in 1959.
We thank the Minerva RaroVideo Editorial Group for having given Terre di Cinema the possibility of screening the film.