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The Unusual Subjects
8.0
/10
98 Ratings

Selfie

Directed by Agostino Ferrente
France, Italy, 2019
Documentary
The Unusual Subjects

Synopsis

Teenagers Alessandro and Pietro are inseparable friends in Naples. They accept the director’s proposal to shoot themselves with an iPhone, commenting live on their own daily experiences, their close friendship, their neighborhood, and a shared tragedy.

Our take

Agostino Ferrente provided two Neapolitan teenagers with phones to record their surroundings, forming this tender look at friendship. Despite dealing with a death and the background presence of the Mafia, it retains the boys’ youthful innocence by removing the contrived qualities of performance.

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Critics reviews

The footage they shoot — sharp and colorful in its off-kilter framing and wonky angles — is lively and full of personality.
February 28, 2019
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