Programme

FUTURA

Pietro Marcello, Francesco Munzi, Alice Rohrwacher

Italy, 2021 / 105 min / Italian OV with French subtitles / Documentary

Collaboration with Villerupt Festival

Trio of famous Italian filmmakers Pietro Marcello (Martin Eden), Francesco Munzi (Black Souls) and Alice Rohrwacher (Happy as Lazzaro) go travel around their country in order to give a voice to the Italian Youth.

A powerful collective work on the dreams and fears on this new generation, torn between the opportunities that surround them, the dream of what they want to become, the fear of failing, the trials they hope to overcome.

With today’s political divisions, socioeconomic unease, overreliance on technology, and global weather crisis, the conversations they foster feel particularly urgent—these 15- to 20-year-olds together ask the implicit question: is there a future at all? At the same time, the intelligence, expressiveness, and foresight evinced by these teenagers in this moving and masterful film kindles a form of hope in itself.

Futura is a film where collectiveness is at the service of a whole project.

Screenings
Sat 12/03 18:30 Ciné Utopia IT OV with FR subt. Public https://luxfilmfestfilms.megatix.be/en/HO00004301?locationFilters=LFFCU&dateTime...

“Alice Rohrwacher, Pietro Marcello and Francesco Munzi, three of the most interesting Italian directors to have emerged in recent years.” - Vittorio Scarpa, Cineuropa, 13/07/2021

“Futura grippingly delves deep into the preoccupations and concerns of the current generation while providing much hope.” John Lynn, 20/10/2021, International Cinephile Society

“Together with a refreshingly frugal usage of classical music, the film gives us an eerily palpable sense of the effects of the pandemic on the already precarious lives of young people, while embodying—in its very visual language—the sort of creativity that can turn liabilities into assets.” Diego Semerene, Slant, 15/09/2021

Sélections
  • Official Selection, Cannes Director’s Fortnight, 2021 (France)
  • Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival, 2021 (Canada
  • Official Selection, IDFA, 2021 (The Netherlands)
  • Official Selection, New York Film Festival, 2021 (USA)
Cast & Credits
Screenplay 
Pietro Marcello, Francesco Munzi, Alice Rohrwacher
Cinematographer 
Ilyà Sapeha
Montage 
Aline Hervé
Sound 
Marta Billingsley
Music 
Marco Messina, Sacha Ricci
Production 
Avventurosa
Distribution 
The Match Factory
Biography

Pietro Marcello was born in 1976, in Caserta, Campania, Italy. He studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples, before directing his first films. He was selected and awarded at numerous international festivals. La bocca del lupo (2009) was awarded at the Berlinale. His film Martin Eden was presented in Competition at the Venice Film Festival and received numerous awards worldwide, including the Best Actor Award in Venice and Platform Prize at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Alice Rohrwacher was born in 1982 in Fiesole, Tuscany, Italy. She graduated from the University of Turin in Literature and Philosophy. At the age of 29, she directed her first film, Corpo Celeste, presented at the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes. It was followed by The Wonders, Grand Prix du Jury in Cannes in 2014 and Happy as Lazzaro (Best Screenplay in Cannes Film Festival in 2018).

Francesco Munzi was born in 1969 in Rome,Italy. He studied first political science and then graduated in directing from the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome. Saimir, his first film, was awarded at the Venice Film Festival. His next films, The Rest of the Night (2008) and Black Souls were presented in many international festivals.

Filmography
  • Pietro Marcello
  • 2021 – Futura
  • 2021 – For Lucio
  • 2019 – Martin Eden
  • 2015 – Lost & Beautiful
  • 2014 – 9x10 Noventa (co-directed)
  • 2013 – Venice 70 – Future Reloaded: Pietro Marcello
  • 2011 – The silence of Pelesjan
  • 2009 - La bocca del lupo
  • 2007 – Crossing the line
  • Alice Rohrwacher
  • 2021 – Futura
  • 2018 - Lazzaro felice/Happy as Lazzaro
  • 2014 - Le meraviglie/The Wonders
  • 2014 – 9x10 Noventa (co-directed)
  • 2015 - De Djess (court-métrage / short film / Kurzfilm)
  • 2011 – Corpo Celeste
  • 2006 – Checosamanca (documentaire / documentary / Dokumentarfilm)
  • Francesco Munzi
  • 2021 – Futura
  • 2018 – The Miracle (co-directed)
  • 2016 – Assault to the Sky
  • 2014 - Black Souls
  • 2008 - The Rest of the Night
  • 2004 – Saimir