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Cinergy50_KINO_SLIDE_1920x1080.png, in collaboration with FAMUFEST and Edison Filmhub, invites you to the screening of the film Disco Boy followed by a discussion with Italian writer-director Giacomo Abbruzzese about the making of his ambitious debut film, which premiered in the main competition at the Berlinale 2023 film festival. The conversation will delve into the development and production of the film, collaboration with cinematographer Hélène Louvart and musician Vitalic, as well as the festival journey, led by filmmaker Šimon Holý.

7. 3. 2024 / 6:30 PM / Edison Filmhub


The discussion that will follow the screening of the film will be held in English.

Giacomo Abbruzzese was born in 1983 in the southern Italian city of Taranto and professionally divides his time between Paris and Madrid. He graduated from the French school Le Fresnoy, and his short films have been selected and awarded at numerous international festivals, including Oberhausen, Palm Springs, Clermont-Ferrand, and Viennale. Giacomo also participated in a residency at Cinéfondation in Paris. In 2022, he was nominated for a César Award for his documentary America, and a year later, he premiered his first feature film, Disco Boy, a French-Italian-Belgian-Polish co-production starring Franz Rogowski.

Disco Boy 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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