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New Directors Competition

Bad Tales


Italy, Switzerland 2020 Fiction cor 98 min.

Once upon a time, in a small family suburb on the outskirts of Rome, the cheerful heat of summer camouflages a stifling atmosphere of alienation. From a distance, the families seem normal, but it’s an illusion: in the houses, courtyards and gardens, silence shrouds the subtle sadism of the fathers, the passivity of the mothers and the guilty indifference of adults. But it’s the desperation and repressed rage of the children that will explode and cut through this grotesque facade, with devastating consequences for the entire community.

Winner of Silver Berlin Bear of best screenplay at Berlin International Film Festival.

Italia Switzerland awarded films family drama day by day childhood


Fabio D’Innocenzo, Damiano D’Innocenzo


Fabio D’Innocenzo, Damiano D’Innocenzo


Paolo Carnera


Esmeralda Calabria


Elio Germano, Barbara Chichiarelli, Lino Musella, Gabriel Montesi, Max Malatesta, Tommaso di Cola


Agostino Saccà, Giuseppe Saccà

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