Cinergy: Disco Boy + masterclass with Giacomo Abbruzzese

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Address Jeruzalémská 1321/2, Praha 1
Entry CZK 175–195
Venue's website www.edisonfilmhub.cz
Length 92 min
Director Giacomo Abbruzzese
Language English friendly
Links IMDB
Release 2023
Takes place during FAMUFEST 40

Performing: Franz Rogowski, Laetitia Ky, Robert Więckiewicz, Leon Lučev, Matteo Olivetti, Michał Balicki, Mutamba Kalonji

Cinergy.cz in cooperation with FAMUFEST and Edison Filmhub, invites you to a screening of Disco Boy followed by a discussion with Italian director Giacomo Abbruzzese about the making of his ambitious debut film, which premiered in the Main Competition of the Berlinale 2023. The discussion will not only cover the development and production of the film, but also the collaboration with the cinematographer Hélène Louvart and the musician Vitalic, or the journey to film festivals, led by the filmmaker Šimon Holý.

Giacomo Abbruzzese was born in Taranto in southern Italy in 1983, he studied at Le Fresnoy in France and made several short films which were screened at many international festivals including Oberhausen, Clermont-Ferrand or the Viennale as well as on international television. In 2022, his documentary America was nominated for a César. His first feature-length fiction film Disco Boy was premiered at IFF Berlinale 2023.

Disco Boy / Giacomo Abbruzzese / France, Belgium, Poland, Italy 2023 / 92 min. – Following a difficult journey across Europe, Aleksei reaches Paris to enlist in the French Foreign Legion – a highly selective military corp that allows any foreigner, even undocumented, to be granted a French passport. In the Niger Delta, Jomo fights against oil companies that threaten the survival of his village. Meanwhile, his sister Udoka dreams of escaping, knowing that all is already lost there. Beyond borders, life and death, their destinies will intertwine.

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