Initially modeled in the style of Edgar Morin and Jean Rouch’s Chronicle of a Summer (1961), established 21st century Italian filmmakers Pietro Marcello (whose Martin Eden screens in this series on September 13), Francesco Munzi (Black Souls) and Alice Rohrwacher (see her Happy as Lazzaro on September 11) set out to ask youth across Italy about their future. When the outbreak of the coronavirus upsets life globally, the three filmmakers pause shooting and pivot their mission, ultimately creating a film that captures, perhaps more poignantly than any made during the pandemic, the reality of life for teens and young adults during this unique moment in history. 

DIRECTED/WRITTEN BY: Pietro Marcello, Francesco Munzi, Alice Rohrwacher. 2021. 105 min. Italy. Color. Italian. DCP.

Academy Museum film programming generously funded by the Richard Roth Foundation. 

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