Saturday, 24 July 2021 08:29

Films in competition on July 24th

Friendship, sense of belonging and optimism, the prevailing themes of the fourth day of the Festival.
The Generator +13 children in the Truffaut Room will screen ANY DAY NOW (Finland 2020) directed by Hamy Ramezan: 13-year-old Ramin Mehdipour and his family of Iranian origin live in a refugee centre in Finland. But their application for asylum is not accepted and Ramin thinks about how much he will miss his friends and his life when he has to leave. In the Sala Alberto Sordi, Elements +10 at 10 am and again at 2.30 pm will attend the screening and then the usual post-film debate of the feature film THE BLUE GIRL (Iran 2020) directed by Keivan Majidi: Kurdistan and football: the desire to play prevails even over the impervious and rocky landscape, so a group of children organise to look for a suitable area. In Sala Lumìere, at 10 am and again at 2.30 pm, for the Elements +6 we find the film DRAGON GIRL (Norway, Czech Republic 2020) directed by Katarina Launing: Friendship, fantastic animals and adventure for Sara, an 11-year-old refugee. The girl lives in hiding for fear of being expelled from the country. In her hiding place she meets a dragon. Meanwhile, they get to meet aspiring young YouTube star Mortimer with whom they will team up.
At 2.30 p.m., Sala Truffaut, the Generator +16 category will see the film THE SHORT HISTORY OF THE LONG ROAD (USA 2020) directed by Ani Simon-Kennedy: Nola's freedom is the road. She travels and learns about the US with her father, but a serious loss forces her to change her outlook. Her friendship with the owner of an auto body shop will save her life. Sala Lumìere at 7.30 p.m. for Generator +18 will allow young people to reflect on important life issues with the film GOLD FOR DOGS (France 2020) directed by Anna Cazenave Cambet: Esther has just turned 18. She falls in love with a French boy and decides to follow him, but this is not what she really wants. In the Sala Galileo at 2.45pm for the Gex Doc category, the film THE LESSON (Germany, UK 2020): A documentary/length feature highlighting today's Germany and its relationship with the page of history to which it is sadly linked: The Holocaust and racism.