Ali Blue Eyes (Alì ha gli occhi azzurri)
Clay TheatreSat, Nov 16, 2013 4:15 PM Not Available
Fall Season Festival
Fall Season Festival:New Italian Cinema
Film Info
Original Language Title:Alì ha gli occhi azzurri
Year of Prod:2012
Running Time:100
Original Language:Italian
dir:Claudio Giovannesi
scr:Claudio Giovannesi
Filippo Gravino
cam:Daniele Cipri
Nader is a hotheaded 16-year-old of Egyptian descent, but with his blue contact lenses, blonde girlfriend and Italian best friend he is fairly assimilated. He’s also a petty thief and small-time hoodlum whose behavior and actions rankle his parents and the other neighborhood toughs. When a family squabble puts him on the street and a nightclub brawl sends him on the run, difficult questions of cultural difference, economic circumstances and familial ties rise to the fore. Working with a non-professional cast using incidents from their lives, Claudio Giovannesi paints a revelatory picture of existence for the many different cultures trying to live together in present-day Italy