Selfie

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 to become 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.

Details

Country of Production
France, Italy

Year of Production
2019

Format
HD, DCP

Length
78 min

Director
Agostino Ferrente

Production
Magneto and Arte France in co-production with Casa delle Visioni and Rai Cinema in collaboration with Istituto Luce Cinecittà

Original Language
Italian

Subtitles
English

Festivals / Awards

Berlinale 2019
Luxembourg City FF 2019 (Documentary Award by BGL BNP Paribas)
Cinéma du Réel Paris 2019
BAFICI 2019
Manila Italian FF 2019
DocumentaMadrid 2019
DocAviv 2019, Israel
Kino Otok – Isola Cinema IFF 2019
Sheffield IDF 2019
New York Open Roads Ital. FF 2019
Moscow Italian Documentary Review 2019
Kerala IDSFF 2019 (Opening film)