Low Tide

by Roberto Minervini
21.10.20

Roberto Minervini's films are visionary depictions of marginalized lives in the Southern United States. By choosing current political themes, Minervini focuses on the class-divided United States, racism, homelessness and lost childhoods. We put focus on the filmmaker by screening four of his films as a prelude to the upcoming election in the US.

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About the film

A 12 
year 
old 
boy 
and 
his 
single 
mother 
live 
separate 
lives.
 
The 
boy
 spends 
his 
days 
alone 
while 
his 
mother
 is 
out 
working 
or 
partying 
with 
friends. 

The 
boy’s 
solitude
 is 
both
 a 
source 
of
 freedom
 and 
a 
cause 
for 
grief. 

His 
explorations 
slowly 
bring 
to 
light 
the 
dark 
contrast 
between
 the 
rules 
of 
society 
and 
the 
laws 
of 
nature. 

And 
before 
long, 
the 
delicate 
balance 
of 
his 
inner
 world 
becomes 
shattered 
by 
unforeseen 
events.

About the director

Roberto Minervini is an Italian-born film director, who lives and works in the US. After completing a Master’s Degree in Media Studies at The New School University in New York City in 2004, he moved to the Philippines to teach Documentary Filmmaking at a University level. In 2007, he moved to Texas, where he directed three feature films, The Passage, Low Tide and Stop the Pounding Heart, a Texas trilogy that was presented and awarded at some of the most renowned film festivals in the world such as Cannes, Venice, Toronto, and Rotterdam, among others. In 2014, Stop the Pounding Heart won the David di Donatello Award (Italian Academy Award) for best documentary. The Other Side (aka Louisiana), his fourth film, premiered at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, competing in the Un Certain Regard section.

Title
Low Tide
Director
Roberto Minervini
Year
2012
Country
Italy, Belgium, USA
Duration
1h 32 min
Language
English, with English subtitles