Category Archives: Giffoni Film Festival

Elaha

A PATRIARCHAL FAMILY AND THE ANXIETY DERIVED FROM CHANGE: ELAHA STRUGGLES WITH CONVENTION AND PREJUDICE

The search for freedom, the discovery of sexuality and the patriarchal stratification of society. This thread – sometimes fragile, sometimes very strong, deep-rooted, and unbreakable – holds Elaha’s everyday life, her friendships, family, and relationships. The main character’s name is also the name of the sixth film in competition for the Generator +18 category.

Three and back

THE MAGICAL WORLD OF CAPO STORTO TO CONQUER THE FEAR OF ILLNESS AND DEATH IN THE FILM THERE AND BACK, COMPETING IN THE ELEMENTS+10 SECTION.

This afternoon, the young jurors of the Elements+10 section watched the film THERE AND BACK, directed by Russian filmmaker Oleg Assadulin.

Delegation

IN THE COMPETING FILM “DELEGATION”, THREE TEENAGERS EMBARK ON A JOURNEY OF REDISCOVERY OF THE PLACES THAT HAVE MARKED THE HISTORY OF HUMANITY

The protagonists of the journey that  means rediscover the places that have marked the history of humanity, due to the Second World War, are three teenagers. The three Israeli high school students set off on a school trip to Poland.

We will not fade away

ESCAPING WAR: WE WILL NOT FADE AWAY IS A DEPICTION OF THE YOUNG GENERATION IN DONBASS.

In February 2022, Alisa Kovalenko had to put down the camera and grab the rifle: a filmmaker by profession, she joined the volunteer combat unit of the Ukrainian Armed Forces after the Russian invasion. For four months, she abandoned the editing room of WE WILL NOT FADE AWAY and went out in the trenches. Then […]

Titina

TITINA THE DOG AND THE FIGHT FOR GLORY: A STORY OF TRIUMPH AND DEFEAT SCREENED AT SALA LUMIÈRE FOR ELEMENTS +6

Umberto Nobile is an Italian aeronautical engineer. He leads a quiet life and has an inseparable friend: is his beloved dog Titina, found on the street in Rome, and rescued from stray dogs. Suddenly, the famous Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen.

Come tartarughe

THE CLOSET-CONFESSIONAL: ‘COME LE TARTARUGHE’ IS LISA’S HIBERNATION AFTER THE SEPARATION FROM HER HUSBAND.

Grief, marital separation experienced as mourning, then darkness and collapsing. ‘I miss you my love’: a woman says to her gone husband. Lisa chooses the closet as the place of revelations, it becomes her world, her whole perspective.

North of Albany

THE ESCAPE FROM YOURSELF AND THE COURAGE TO SHOW YOUR FRAILTIES: NORTH OF ALBANY, TELLS THE STORY OF ANNIE, SARAH AND PAUL AT GENERATOR +18

Escape is considered a protection, an act of self-defense, and seemingly a cure: people often run away to hide their own frailties, out of an inability to face their own demons.  North of Albany – a feature film in competition for the Generator +18 section – deals exactly with this interior world.