BAD TALES follows four children on the cusp of puberty and their dysfunctional families in a suburb on the outskirts of Rome during a particularly hot and muggy summer in which bombs are made and poisons concocted. Together, these scenes of awkward kids and self-centered, unreliable parents paint a bleak yet darkly comic view of how humans and societies are formed by nature and nurture. With their stylish and burlesque second feature, brothers Fabio and Damiano D’Innocenzo cement their status as one of Europe’s most exciting directing duos.
This film can be streamed on BIFF+ 12–18 October 2020. Limited amount of rentals on BIFF+.
Fabio D'Innocenzo, Damiano D'Innocenzo
Damiano D'Innocenzo, Fabio D'Innocenzo (Italy) Filmography: BOYS CRY (2018)