documentary, Italy, 2013, 89'
NOMINATION BEST DOCUMENTARY 2014, David di Donatello;
JURY SPECIAL MENTION TFF 2013 AND SPECIAL MENTION - JORIS IVENS PRIZE, Best Debut Film Cinema du reel 2014;
YOUNG JURY SPECIAL MENTION, Cinema du reel 2014;
BEST FILM FESTIVAL TERRA DI CINEMA, Tremblay in France 2014;
JURY SPECIAL MENTION, Bellaria Film Festival 2014;
SPECIAL MENTION, Doc Lisboa;
SPECIAL PRIZE OF THE JURY, 1st Fronteira - International Festival of Documentary and Experimental Film;
BEST FILM Napoli Film Festival 2014
In many quarters of Naples the collection of the spruces for the bonfires of Saint Anthony is a tradition, a ritual, an adventurous game that the kids pass down from generation to generation. For those who look at it from the outside, it may just appear as a sequence of acts of vandalisms and yelling till night, that ends with a dangerous fire, too close to the buildings.
We wanted to tell about what happens in many streets around the city in January, from a point of view that’s the closest to the one of a bunch of kids. Following them in their hunt, their coalitions and tiffs between gangs, observing their behaviours, their language, their codes of conduct. We were sure that all the questions that we’ve been having from a long time, and that are necessarily, about the connection between the city and the children, would have come out spontaneously.