The documentary competition at the 54th Karlovy Vary IFF will feature eight world and three European premiere including Todd Douglas Miller’s Apollo 11 and Davy Rothbart ‘s 17 Blocks.
Up to Down (Giù dal vivo)
NAME OF FILM: UP TO DOWN (GIÙ DAL VIVO)
DIRECTOR(S): Nazareno Manuel Nicoletti
STARRING: Massimiliano Gallo
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: Naples. Home of the unbowed, of madmen and paupers. A city that refuses to lick anyone’s boots, let alone stoop to pretense. This documentary bad trip takes us on a tour of the city’s dismal eastern suburbs, where poverty manifests itself in environmental brutality: gaping, plaster-deprived buildings, neglected interior courtyards, concrete bleak and ubiquitous. Here we find the homes of the marginalized and rejected: a man, a girl, and a masked boxer – three protagonists yearning for something else, although they’re not quite sure what. Not even echoes of a happier past, remembered in faded footage from family video archives, can lessen the vastness of the social wasteland that is Naples.