Digital. . Aspects of contemporary cinema, LEFFEST 2: What is made of the beautiful Pasolinian outsiders, those of "Accatone" and "Mamma Roma"? They became rhetorical figures of a realistic discourse on the social and economic margins: shaking handy camera without looking nor perspective, finding in the fictional tricks what of interest can occur in a banal verista device. Only the non-actors' density counts.
It's in no way a new coming of age story around the power of family bonds, the need to belong, loyalty, betrayal and friendship but the setting and background certainly makes it feel fresh and urgent. Anchored by a superb central performance, A Ciambra makes absolutely clear just how hard it is to go against the grain when you have walls in every direction. 3.5 stars
Ciambra is to Gioia Tauro what Le Vele is to Scampia (Naples) in Gomorrah. Carpignano follows Minervini's lead, adding some magic realism in the mix. Subaltern factions mingle and collide. Even in marginal layers of society, identity (Romani culture) trumps solidarity.
There's a profound and deep work done with the local community which shows empathy and detached eye. I appreciate it for this strong and emotional connection. It's not perfect and the story lack but a quiver of life run through it by the people
Portentoso racconto/documentario sugli zingari di Reggio Calabria e portentoso trovarlo su Netflix. Non è dolce quanto "Non è ancora domani (La Pivellina)" ma ha la stesso sguardo sognante e distaccato nel mostrare i bambini che fumano mentre gridano "ti piscio in bocca" alla sorella.
Peccato che i sottotitoli non fossero letterali e non coprissero tutti i dialoghi.