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27 November 2014

Darker than Midnight (first feature)

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Darker than Midnight (Più buio di mezzanotte)

Darker than Midnight (Più buio di mezzanotte)

Darker than Midnight (Più buio di mezzanotte)

original title:

PIÙ BUIO DI MEZZANOTTE

directed by:

screenplay:

cinematography:

set design:

Raffaella Baiani, Melina Ormando

costume design:

production:

IdeaCinema, Rai Cinema, supported by MiBACT, with the support of Regione Sicilia

world sales:

country:

Italy

year:

2014

film run:

98'

format:

colour

release date:

15/05/2014

Davide is fourteen years old. His delicate and effeminate looks do not fit in with his father’s ideas of what a boy should be like. Fleeing the constant conflicts at home, he is drawn to Catania’s biggest public park, Villa Bellini, a world apart that the rest of the city pretends not to see and whose regulars live on the margins of society.
Davide takes refuge in the company of hustlers and outcasts who accept him as one of them. But his double life between the expectations of his family and his new friends becomes untenable, and Davide is inexorably pushed into impossible choices that he has to face alone.