Pedro Almodóvar’s Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) and An Officer and a Spy (J’accuse) directed by Roman Polanski lead the nominations for the 32nd European Film Awards
NAME OF FILM: SELFIE
DIRECTOR(S): Agostino Ferrente
STARRING: Alessandro Antonelli, Pietro Orlando
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: Several years after an unarmed teenager was shot by police in the Traiano region of Naples, filmmaker Agostino Ferrente traveled to the gang-ravaged neighborhood to make a documentary about the lives of its young people—for whom the prospect of being swept up in Camorra activity perpetually looms. The film’s central subjects are Alessandro and Pietro, 16-year-old best friends whom Ferrente recruited to film themselves using smartphones in “selfie” mode as they go about their daily lives. The result is at once lyrical and raw, a deceptively offhand, richly moving chronicle of adolescent friendship in a social microcosm shaped by economic precarity, conflicting moralities, and the improbable persistence of hope.
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