An Italian Youth

Mathieu Volpe | Belgium, Italy, France | 2022 | 82'
Screenings
Fri 24 March H 21:00
from Fri 24 March - 22:30
to Sun 26 March - 23:59
Section
Original title
Une jeunesse italienne
Synopsis
On the eve of his 25th birthday, Sokuro, the son of Burkinabé immigrants living in Italy, follows the family tradition marrying Nassira, a girl from his home village. For him this marriage is the first step towards a future and return to Burkina Faso for good, but for his wife the marriage is a door towards the European Eldorado.
Cast
Abdoul Soukourou Denne, Rassiratou Guienne, Fatoumata Guienne, Nasire Denne
Films Distribution
Replica Films
Production
Replica Films, Supermouche Productions, 5e6
Editing
Mathieu Volpe
Cinematography
Pierre-Edouard Jasmin
Editing
Maël Delorme
Language
Italian, French
Subtitles
English, Italian
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Main awards
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Biography
Mathieu Volpe (born in Rome, 1990), raised by a Belgian mother and an Italian father in Bari, moved to Belgium in 2009 to study filmmaking. His short films have been showcased at international film festivals such as Locarno, Turin, Dok Leipzig, and Fipadoc. An Italian Youth his debut documentary, was filmed in Italy and Burkina Faso and premiered at the Festival dei Popoli in 2022. At the same time, he is working on Red Gold his first fictional feature, produced by the Dardenne brothers. Eldoradomarks his first foray into fiction shorts.
Filmography
2023 - Eldorado, sf
2022 – An Italian Youth, ff
2019 – Our Territory, sf
2014 – Il segreto del serpente, sf

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