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Year of Production 2023


English title: Fireworks
Original title: Stranizza d’amuri
German title: Fireworks
Italy, 2023

Director: Fiorello, Giuseppe
Production company: IblaFilm, RAI Cinema, Fenix Entertainment
Age recommendation: 14 years and up
Length: 134 min.
Film genre: Feature film

June 1982, Sicily. While Italians dream of winning the World Cup, two adolescents dream of living their love story without fear.
Gianni, 17, is bullied because of his homosexuality but his life changes when he meets by accident Nino, 16, a captivating and innocent boy. The profound friendship they develop will without embarrassment turn into love, as they start working together for Nino’s father, shooting fireworks. When their bond is discovered by their families, the consequences are as violent as the times and mores are conservative. The two teenagers are separated by force but ready to challenge everything and everyone, convinced their love can defeat death.

Globi d'Oro 2023 (awarded), Karlovy Vary IFF 2023, Giffoni CFF 2023, Schlingel CFF Chemnitz 2023, Ale Kino! CFF Poznan 2023 (awarded)

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