Category Archives: Giffoni Film Festival

Giuseppe Valditara

VALDITARA: “YOUNG PEOPLE ARE THE MAIN CHARACTERS OF GIFFONI. IT’S A GOOD EXAMPLE FOR THE ITALIAN SCHOOLS.”

The visit of the Ministry of Education: “New technologies are important but what is fundamental is the relationship between a teacher and its students. That’s how we live by the values of our Constitution.”

Mighty afrin: in the time of floods

THE JOURNEY OF HOPE FOR THE BRAVE AFRIN IN THE OUT-OF-COMPETITION DOCUMENTARY MIGHTY AFRIN: IN THE TIME OF FLOODS FOR THE GEX DOC SECTION

In Bangladesh, the 12-year-old orphan Afrin lives on a flood-ravaged island without electricity. While her family intends to marry her off, despite being illegal, Afrin’s thoughts are entirely different.

Giancarlo Giorgetti

GIORGETTI’S MESSAGE TO #GIFFONI53: “KIDS, TAKE PART IN POLITICS, THE FUTURE IS YOURS”.

In liaison the Ministry of Economy and Finance: “There is a gap of expertise on these subjects. Thanks to education we will give them status.” His words about the international scene: “What we need are strong administrations. That’s not the current case in Europe, making it difficult to take immediate actions.”

Le mie ragazze di carta

TEENAGERS, THE EXPLORATION OF SEXUALITY AND ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATIONS: LE MIE RAGAZZE DI CARTA IS A PORTRAIT OF THE 1970S IN A MODERN LIGHT.

The micro-stories of teenagers during puberty and adolescence are intertwined with the big stories of socio-economic change. It is the end of the 1970s, 1978 to be precise, and the rapid expansion of the cities also affects the Bottacin family, formed of Primo, Anna and Tiberio, in the province of Treviso.

Popular theory

CHEMISTRY, SOCIAL ISOLATION, AND THE CHEWING GUM OF POPULARITY: ERWIN’S STORY FOR ELEMENTS +10.

Erwin doesn’t think about hair dye and boyfriends. Erwin raises her hand in PE and asks the teacher if she can read a book. Erwin wants more than anything to win a scholarship, the award for chemistry. Her goal is ‘the state science fair’.

News film concorso

THE FILMS IN COMPETITION ON 25 JULY 2023

The sixth day of screenings begins at 10 am with POPULAR THEORY (USA 2023, 87′) in Sala Sordi. The feature film in competition, reserved for ELEMENTS +10 (with another screening at 5pm), tells the story of the brilliant Erwin, the youngest student in high school.

Le stelle di Dora

THE WORLDWIDE PREMIERE OF THE FILM “LE STELLE DI DORA” AT #GIFFONI53. THE ANIMATED MOVIE ON GENERAL DALLA CHIESA “REACHES THE HEART OF YOUNG PEOPLE”.

It’s not only excitement, but also satisfaction for the animated movie “Le stelle di Dora – Le sfide del generale dalla Chiesa”, in a worldwide premiere for out-of-the-competition #Giffoni53.

Sea Sparkle

LENA SEARCH FOR A MARINE MONSTER IN ORDER TO DEAL WITH HER FATHER’S DEATH: SEA SPARKLE IN COMPETITION FOR GENERATOR 13+

The lime-coloured Generator 13+ jurors attended the screening of SEA SPARKLE (by Domien Huyge), film in competition in Sala Truffaut. After many shorts, the director tried his hand with a full-length film, which deals with a challenging topic.