Iris Feature 2015

Darker Than Midnight (Piu buio di Mezzanotte)

Davide is fourteen years old. His delicate and effeminate looks do not fit in with his father’s ideas of what a boy should be like. Fleeing the constant conflicts at home, he is drawn to Catania’s biggest public park, Villa Bellini, whose regulars live on the margins of society.
Screening with English subtitles.

DIRECTOR: Sebastiano Riso
CAST: Vincenzo Amato, Davide Capone, Pippo Delbono
Italy, 98min

Davide is fourteen years old. His delicate and effeminate looks do not fit in with his father’s ideas of what a boy should be like. Fleeing the constant conflicts at home, he is drawn to Catania’s biggest public park, Villa Bellini, whose regulars live on the margins of society.

He takes refuge in the company of hustlers and outcasts who accept him as one of them. But his double life between the expectations of his family and his new friends becomes untenable, and Davide is inexorably pushed into impossible choices that he has to face alone.

Director Sebastiano Riso will introduce the screening and take part in a Q+A after the screening.

Watch the trailer here:

The screening is presented in association with Cardiff’s new Italian Film Festival presented by

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