SPECIAL MENTION 2022
|TITLE||Nascondino (Hide and Seek)|
|CAMERA||Alfredo de Juan|
|PRODUCTION||Jen Corcoran, Aleksandra Bilic, Isabel da Rocha|
Since the early 2010s and in response to a rising level of youth crime, the Italian justice system has operated under a policy that allows courts to remove high-risk children from families involved in organised crime.
At risk is Entoni, a rambunctious 12-year-old boy, a mischievous but sweet fixture in Naples’ Spanish Quarters. His grandmother Dora is determined to steer him towards the right track despite her own criminal past. Stunningly shot and featuring unparalleled access to the world of inner-city Naples, Nascondino (Hide and Seek) captures the spirit and soul of a neighbourhood that finds itself both maligned and glamorised. A mythological and spiritual portrait of a community’s hopes and regrets, its search for redemption and the importance of family in Neapolitan life.
For the maturity of the narrative language with which he manages to immerse us in the life of Entoni, Gaetano and their neighborhood. The film has the merit of being able to give depth and three-dimensionality to the protagonists by leaving the mythology, folklore and stereotypes typical of the image we have of Naples.
The special mention goes to NASCONDINO.
VICTORIA FIORE is a film director, writer and editor based between Napoli and Rio de Janeiro.
Her debut feature documentary NASCONDINO is currently on the festival circuit after premiering at the BFI London Film Festival 2021 in the Grierson Competition and in the main competition at CPH:Dox 2022. She is currently nominated for Best Debut Documentary Director and Best Documentary at the British Independent Film Awards.
She is currently developing a fiction feature AIDA, selected for the Locarno Residency development programme, as well as the series LE COSE BELLE, selected for Torino Series Next Labs.