Selfie

Selfie

France, Italy | 2019| DCP | Color | 78 minutes | Agostino Ferrente

SATURDAY 5 | CINE VILLA OLÍMPICA | 19:00 HRS | 76 MIN 
TUESDAY 8 | CINETECA NACIONAL SALA 10 | 14:00 HRS | 76 MIN

Director: Agostino Ferrente
Screenplay: Agostino Ferrente
Producer: Marc Berdugo, Barbara Conforti
Cinematography: Alessandro Antonelli, Pietro Orlando
Editing: Letizia Caudullo, Chiara Russo
Sound: Benni Atria
Music: Andrea Pesce, Cristiano Defabriitis
Production Company: Magneto, Arte France, Casa delle Visioni, Rai Cinema in the collaboration with Istituto Luce Cinecittà

Synopsis
Alessandro and Pietro are 16 years-old and live in Naples, district of Traiano where, in the summer of 2014, Davide Bifolco, also 16, was shot by a policeman who mistook him for a fugitive. They are inseparable friends, Alessandro works as a waiter in a bar, Pietro dreams of becoming a hairdresser. Alessandro and Pietro accept the director’s proposal to shoot themselves with an iPhone, commenting live on their own daily experiences, their close friendship, their neighbourhood – now empty, in the middle of summer – and the tragedy that ended Davide’s life.

Biography
Agostino Ferrente is a director, producer and artistic director. Before becoming involved in cinema, he was an editorial coordinator for magazines and news programs addressed to communities of Italians living abroad. After gaining a degree in the DAMS in Bologna and attending Ermanno Olmi’s Ipotesi Cinema, he directed short films and music videos and produced them with his company Pirata Manifatture Cinematografiche. In 2001, collaborating with ten accomplices, he founded the group "Apollo 11" in Rome, which saved the historical Apollo cinema theatre from becoming a bingo hall. He is currently working on his first non-documentary feature film.

Festivals
Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin, Berlinale – Panorama Dokumente Section – 2019, Germany
Luxembourg City Film Festival – Compétition Documentaire, Prix du Documentaire by BGL BNP
PARIBAS – 2019, Luxembourg
Cinéma du Réel Paris – Special screening – 2019, France
Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente BAFICI – Competencia Oficial DDHH – 2019, Argentine
DocumentaMadrid – Competencia Internacional – 2019, Spain