Athens International Film Festival

Piranhas

21/09/19, 22:00, DANAOS 1

A handful of 15-year olds from Naples, who dream of becoming Camorra members, grab at the chance to do so and take charge of their neighbourhood when a police operation results in a temporary gap in local leadership. In the footsteps of “Gomorrah” and  penned by author Roberto Saviano, a marked man by the Mafia, comes a gangster drama full of youthful impulses and directorial certitude. Winner of the Berlin Film Festival Silver Berlin Bear for its screenplay. In attendance of the director. 


ITALY | 2019 | COLOR | DCP | 110΄ | ITALIAN

15 year-old Nicola and his friends spend their days roaming on their scooters the alleys of Sanità in Naples, dreaming the ‘great life’ of the Camorra. For starters, they’re satisfied with being the neighbourhood bosses. Their chance comes up when after a police raid all the ‘big’ players’ of the area are swept off.

Inspired by the best selling book "Gomorrah", by Roberto Saviano, an author wanted by the Camorra, Claudio Giovannesi, celebrates the antiheroic style of Mateo Garrone’s film version of the book, making the young gangsters face their unrealistic fantasies in a wonderfully restrained manner. The almost ascetic figure of the young protagonist Francesco Di Napoli is an ideal fit for a film filled with impressive and animal energy. Winner of the Silver Bear for best screenplay at Berlin. N.S.

DIRECTOR: Claudio Giovannesi
SCREENWRITERS: Maurizio Braucci, Claudio Giovannesi, Roberto Saviano
DoP: Daniele Ciprì
MUSIC: Andrea Moscianese, Claudio Giovannesi
EDITOR: Giuseppe Trepiccione
PRINCIPAL CAST Francesco Di Napoli, Viviana Aprea, Mattia Piano Del Balzo, Ciro Vecchione, Ciro Pellecchia, Ar Tem, Alfredo Turitto, Pasquale Marotta, Luca Nacarlo, Carmine Pizzo

CLAUDIO GIOVANNESI
Italian director, born in Rome in 1978. He studied Contemporary Literature and the continued his studies at the Center of Experimental Cinema in Rome. He graduated in 2005. One of the most promising voices of Italian cinema, with many participations and awards at international festivals.

FILMOGRAPHY
2019 Piranhas
2016 Fiore
2013 Wolf
2012 Alì ha gli occhi azzurri
2009 Fratelli d'Italia
2009 La casa sulle nuvole



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        TWILIGHT'S KISS / SUK SUK

        TWILIGHT'S KISS / SUK SUK

        24/9/2020, 19:30, ANESIS

        MARTIN EDEN

        MARTIN EDEN

        24/9/2020, 21:00, STELLA

        NOMADLAND (Opening Film)

        NOMADLAND (Opening Film)

        24/9/2020, 22:15, AEGLI ZAPPIOU

        SAVE YOURSELVES!

        SAVE YOURSELVES!

        24/9/2020, 22:15, RIVIERA
        28/9/2020, 23:00, TRIANON
        4/10/2020, 19:45, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE

        CICADA

        CICADA

        26/9/2020, 22:30, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE
        3/10/2020, 19:45, TRIANON

         THERE IS NO EVIL / SHEYTAN VOJUD NADARAD

        THERE IS NO EVIL / SHEYTAN VOJUD NADARAD

        26/9/2020, 22:30, ANESIS

        BLACK BEAR

        BLACK BEAR

        26/9/2020, 22:30, TRIANON
        4/10/2020, 22:45, ANESIS

        ARE WE LOST FOREVER

        ARE WE LOST FOREVER

        26/9/2020, 22:30, ATHINAIA

         SHIRLEY

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        26/9/2020, 22:45, AEGLI ZAPPIOU
        30/9/2020, 20:00, STELLA
        4/10/2020, 22:45, RIVIERA

        THE EVENING HOUR

        THE EVENING HOUR

        27/9/2020, 22:30, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE
        2/10/2020, 22:30, TRIANON

        ONLY THE ANIMALS / SEULES LES BÊTES

        ONLY THE ANIMALS / SEULES LES BÊTES

        28/9/2020, 19:30, RIVIERA

        ONE OF THESE DAYS

        ONE OF THESE DAYS

        28/9/2020, 21:00, STELLA
        4/10/2020, 23:00, TRIANON

        INSTINCT

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        29/9/2020, 22:30, AEGLI ZAPPIOU
        1/10/2020, 19:30, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE

        FAREWELL AMOR

        FAREWELL AMOR

        30/9/2020, 19:30, AEGLI ZAPPIOU
        3/10/2020, 19:45, STELLA

        DINNER IN AMERICA

        DINNER IN AMERICA

        2/10/2020, 22:15, ATHINAIA
        4/10/2020, 19:45, RIVIERA

        MINAMATA

        MINAMATA

        3/10/2020, 19:30, ATHINAIA

        UNDINE (Closing Film)

        UNDINE (Closing Film)

        3/10/2020, 20:30, AEGLI ZAPPIOU
        3/10/2020, 22:30, RIVIERA

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        HOPE / HÅP

        3/10/2020, 22:15, ANESIS

        AMMONITE

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        4/10/2020, 19:30, AEGLI ZAPPIOU