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.
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.
What You Gonna Do When the World's on Fire?
by Roberto Minervini
- Sunday 01.11.20 - kl 18:00
The Painter and the Thief
by Benjamin Ree
- Wednesday 04.11.20 - kl 18:00
- Wednesday 04.11.20 - kl 20:15
Queen & Slim
by Melina Matsoukas
- Sunday 08.11.20 - kl 18:00
- Sunday 15.11.20 - kl 18:00
- Wednesday 18.11.20 - kl 18:00