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Darker Than Midnight

Original title: Piu buio di mezzanotte
German title: Darker Than Midnight
Italy, 2014

Director: Riso, Sebastiano
Production company: Ideacinema
Co-producers: Rai Cinema
Age recommendation: 14 years and up
Length: 94 min.
Film genre: Feature film

Davide is fourteen years old. His delicate and effeminate looks do not fit in with his father’s ideas of what a boy should be like. Fleeing the constant conflicts at home, he is drawn to Catania’s biggest public park, Villa Bellini, a world apart that the rest of the city pretends not to see and whose regulars live on the margins of society.

Davide takes refuge in the company of hustlers and outcasts who accept him as one of them. But his double life between the expectations of his family and his new friends becomes untenable, and Davide is inexorably pushed into impossible choices that he has to face alone.

Cannes Semaine de la Critique 2014, Valladolid IFF 2014, Rio de Janeiro IFF 2014, Molodost Kyiv 2014, Lecce IFF 2015, Bari IFF 2015, Schlingel Chemnitz 2015

World sales address/es:
Rai Com (IT)

Sold to:
Istituto Luce (I)
Salzgeber (DE)
Cinemien (BE)
Outplay (FR)