The Passage

by Roberto Minervini

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.

The screening will be introduced by writer and editor Roskva Koritzinsky.

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About the film

She just found out that her cancer is terminal. He just got out of prison and desperately needs some money. He is hitchking throughout Texas to pursue his passion. They have nothing in common, besides having nothing left to lose. For this reason and a couple of dollar bills, these three people embark on a journey together. A road-movie after our own heart, metaphorical and self-discovering, where the road clearly symbolizes vagabondage, escape and freedom. A poignant tale of soul searching and friendship, shot in a documentary style and featuring mostly real life people.

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.

About Roskva Koritzinsky

Roskva Koritzinsky (b. 1989) made her debut with the short story collection Her inne et sted in 2013. In 2018 she was nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize for the short story collection Jeg har ennå ikke sett verden. Koritzinsky is co-editor of the film magazine

The Passage
Roberto Minervini
USA, Belgium
1h 25 min
English, with English subtitles