July 21 is the second day of screening for the films in competition, aimed at all sections of the 53rd edition of the Giffoni Film Festival. Jurors from all over Italy and the rest of the world will light up the Multimedia Valley.
July 21 is the second day of screening for the films in competition, aimed at all sections of the 53rd edition of the Giffoni Film Festival. Jurors from all over Italy and the rest of the world will light up the Multimedia Valley. Throughout the day, boys and girls will be moved by several stories, mostly set in France, that feature young protagonists who refuse to give up in the face of life’s adversities.
The official program starts at 10 a.m. in Sala Truffaut, where the Generator +13 jurors will watch the film THE FANTASTIC THREE (France, 2023), directed by Michael Dichter. Young Max lives in eastern France as a nice, courageous and lively 12-year-old. His life is divided into two major worlds: the first is formed by his best friends, Tom and Vivian; the second one is composed of his single mother, suffering from depression, and his brother in prison.
Next, also in Sala Truffaut, the Generator +16 jurors will watch the film LITTLE ONES (France, 2022), directed by Julie Lerat-Gersant. Sixteen-year-old Camille, who gets pregnant, is sent to a house for teenage mothers by a court judge. There, she meets Alison, another very young and immature mother. They both clash with the social worker Nadine, who will, in some ways, change their lives forever.
At 10 a.m. and then at 5 p.m. in Sala Alberto Sordi, the Elements +10 jurors will have the opportunity to enjoy the film DANCING QUEEN (Norway, 2023), directed by Aurora Gossé. The quiet life of young Mina is turned upside down when a dancer named Edvin arrives in her town, a boy she is madly in love with. When the boy decides to hold auditions to form his dance crew, Mina signs up without a second thought as this could be the right opportunity to get noticed. However, there’s a catch – she doesn’t know how to dance.
In Sala Lumière at 10 a.m. and again at 4 p.m., the Elements +6 jurors will watch the feature film A CAT’S LIFE (France, 2023), directed by Guillaume Maidatchevsky. Clémence and her cat Rroû leave Paris for a few days’ vacation in the countryside where the kitty will meet Câline, a white cat who loves wandering around in the woods.
The older jurors of the Generator +18 section will watch the film by Marie Amachoukeli ÀMA GLORIA (France, 2023), in Sala Galileo at 10 a.m. Little Cléo is deeply attached to her nanny, Gloria, almost as if she were her mother. It will be tough for her to accept the idea that Gloria will have to return to Cape Verde to take care of her own children in a few days. Therefore, Gloria decides to take Cléo with her to the island so they can spend as much time together as possible.
In Sala Verde, immediately after 10 a.m. ANAS event, the Parental Experience section will watch the film L’IMMENSITÀ(Italy and France, 2021), directed by Jonas Carpignano. In 1970s Rome, Clara and Felice moved into their new home. Despite their marriage being over, neither of them can leave. The only thing that matters is their children, especially the eldest, Adriana, who witnesses everything that happens at home. Moreover, Adriana’s determination to become a man will further compromise the fragile balance of her family.
In the early afternoon, in Sala Galileo at 4 p.m., the Gex Doc section will watch the film A GOLDEN LIFE (Burkina Faso, Benin, France, 2023), directed by Boubacar Sangare. Teenager Rasmané, nicknamed Bolo, is a gold prospector in Burkina Faso, hoping to find resources for a dignified future. As the years go by, he undergoes physical changes. His encounter with 12 and 13-year-old Missa and Dramane will help him cope with the loss of his adolescence and innocence.