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A Conversation with Roberto Saviano & screening of "La paranza dei bambini"

Italian writer and essayist Roberto Saviano has established himself as one of the sharpest observers of social and political violence in Italy. His novel Piranhas (in italian, La Paranza Dei Bambini) describes the formation of a gang of very young Neapolitans who sink into ultra-violence, crime and easy money. Following the screening of the film derived from the book, Roberto Saviano will address transversal issues that appear both through his work and his political commitment.

Discussion in Italian with simultaneous translation into English.

The discussion will be diffused at the same time in cafe Babel, with free entrance, from 10.45 p.m.

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Friday 15 March

21:00

Espace Pitoëff - Grande salle

Co-presented with Editions Gallimard

Introduction

Caroline Abu Sa'Da FIFDH Forum Editor

Speakers

Roberto Saviano Writer (by videoconference)

Moderated by

Bruno Giussani Global Curator of the TED Conferences and Chairman of the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH)

Out of competition - Fiction

La paranza dei bambini (Piranhas)

by Claudio Giovannesi

Naples, Sanità neighborhood. Nicola and his gang of kids from 10 to 18 years old, the paranza, fear neither prison nor death: money, power and survival are all that matters. They don't care what's fair or not: in a world without a future, they live in in a state of permanent war. A burning adaptation of Roberto Saviano's eponymous first novel. The writer will meet the public at the end of the screening on Friday, March 15. Cinema release in Romandie: coming soon 
  • Section: Out of competition - Fiction
  • Original language: Italian
  • Subtitles: French & English

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Director(s):

Claudio Giovannesi

Writer(s):

Roberto Saviano , Claudio Giovannesi & Maurizio Braucci

Casting:

Mattia Piano Del Balzo

Ciro Vecchione

Ciro Pellecchia

Francesco Di Napoli

Artem Tkachuk

Viviana Aprea

Pasquale Marotta

Distributor:

Filmcoopi

Production:

Palomar

Vision Distribution

Cinematographer:

Daniele Ciprì

Music:

Andrea Moscianese

Duration:

105'

Year:

2019

Production country:

Italy

Status:

Swiss Premiere