Friday 22 March – h 16.45 • Cinema Marconi
JOURNEY TO ITALY
It’s the eve of Manuel’s 18th birthday: it’s the day he’ll go out of the juvenile institute in which he lives since his mother Veronica has been arrested.
That freedom he dreamed so much about has its issues because he’ll have to manage life all by himself, in a world that kept going on without him. The situation gets more complicated when Manuel will have a choice to make: if he accepts to be in charge of his mom, she will be able to get the house arrest. Manuel is alone, tormented by fears and hopes trying to become a responsible adult, while his teenage years disappear.
Colour, 2017, 98’
Original language Italian
World Premiere Venice International Film Festival
A film by
Simone Ranucci, Dario Albertini
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Dario Albertini is born in 1974 in the northern suburb of Rome and found his dimension through electronic music. He started working as a photographer and then switched to filmmaking with the short film L’abbandono non è lontano, which reports the spreading degradation of a school situated in the coastline of Lazio. The film Slot followed: a documentary about compulsive slot players. Manuel is his first fictional film.