Italy, 2015, 60', color, DCP
Alessandro e Cristiano Di Felice
in collaboration with
project developed by
IFA Scuola di Cinema Pescara
Laboratori Collettivo MINA
Piazza S. Maria Liberatrice, 27, 00153, Rome, Italy
Anna Rita Peritore
A journey into the heart of Bangland, a city in a dystopian America now under the presidency of Steven Spielberg, who has declared war on the African nation Mahaba, thereby launching his own war on terror, the gist being that anyone who isn't white is a potential terrorist. On the eve of the presidential elections that could spell the end of the Spielberg administration, the fates of a number of Bangland residents become entangled: Charlie Tucano and Tony Beretta, modern-day inquisitors working for the influential television evangelist Gold; Loogie Boogie, an Irish loan shark with a dysfunctional family; and Dante Black, a screenwriter for TV who's wound up on the evangelist's bad side.
"The idea underlying the script is to tackle hot-button issues like politics, war, terrorism, religion and the mass media using an original mix of satire, noir, black comedy and action thriller, for an ensemble piece in which the stories of the different characters are just as important as the socio-political backdrop against which they unfold." [Lorenzo Berghella]
LORENZO BERGHELLA (Pescara, 1990) attended the International Film Academy in Pescara from 2009 to 2012. In 2013 he made the award-winning animated short Too Bad, which he wrote, directed and edited, as well as creating the animation himself. The following year Too Bad became an animated web and TV series.
2013 Too Bad (short)