The movie

013CIFF21 Bad Tales

Length: 98 min
Country: Italië, Zwitserland
Language spoken: Italiaans
Language subtitles: Engels
Cast: ELIO GERMANO, BARBARA CHICHIARELLI, LINO MUSELLA, GABRIEL MONTESI, MAX MALATESTA
Director: Fabio en Damiano D'Innocenzo
Release date: 2021

Description

DUTCH PREMIÈRE Winner of the Best Screenplay Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2020, the D’Innocenzo brothers’ sophomore feature is a stylized, dark, and confrontational portrayal of frustrated family life in a tacky subdivision on the outskirts of Rome over the course of one sweltering summer. The stage is set by a voiceover that says what follows is a true story based on a lie as we are presented with three young families tied together through their kids and led by various versions of the self-regarding patriarch. This unforgettable dream tale is ‘a striking discovery… [It’s] one of those films that aren’t afraid to confront you with the grimmest aspects of the human condition, but yet leave you feeling strangely exalted by the sheer cinematic invention involved…