Two young boys, Valerio and Christian, form a powerful friendship over the summer.Two young boys, Valerio and Christian, form a powerful friendship over the summer.Two young boys, Valerio and Christian, form a powerful friendship over the summer.
Rome, 1976. Valerio is ten years old and has a lively imagination. His life as a child is turned upside down when, with his mother Gina, he witnesses an attack on his father Alfonso by a terrorist group. From that moment on, fear and a sense of vulnerability leave a dramatic mark on the feelings of the whole family. But it is precisely in those difficult days that Valerio gets to know Christian, a boy not much older than him. Solitary, rebellious and shameless, he seems to have appeared out of nowhere. That meeting, in a summer filled with discoveries, will change their lives forever. —Canon y mus
One of the most personal films you'll see
The Years of Lead. Anni di Piombo. Terrorism, massacres and politics both in Italy and Argentina shocked the foundations of both countries while the director of this film was too young to remember but too young to forget. His father is the character, brilliantly played by one of the most recognised Italian actors. This film is so personal, so beautifully crafted, that it feels like we're witnessing someone else's life through a peep-hole. Complex, layered and well thought. If you're not familiar with recent Italian history, this film might be strange, full of references that assume some understanding of the period. It proves, again, the depth of many Italian films and the sheer beauty shining in the darkest realms of life. Maybe somebody can describe the story or what's behind it. I only can suggest you to watch this film. It's a work of art.
- Sep 7, 2021
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