MA RÉVOLUTION (My revolution) (La mia rivoluzione)

MA RÉVOLUTION (My revolution) (La mia rivoluzione)

 MA RÉVOLUTION (My revolution) (La mia rivoluzione)

Bologna, Cinema Odeon Lunedì 20 marzo, ore 10,00
Casalecchio di Reno, Biblioteca Pavese, Giovedì 23 marzo, ore 17,00

 

Bologna, Cinema Odeon Monday, March 20th, 10.00 AM 
Casalecchio di Reno, Biblioteca Pavese, Thursday, March 23rd, 5.00 PM 
MA RÉVOLUTION (My Revolution) 
Director: Ramzi Ben Sliman 
Screenplay: Ramzi Ben Sliman, Thomas Cailley, Nathalie Saugeon 
Cinematography: Dominique Colin 
Editing: Damien Maestraggi 
Soundtrack: Julien Lourau 
Production: 10 : 15! Productions, Les Productions Balthazar, France 2 Cinema 
Italian distribution: COE 
Country: France, 2016, 80’ 
Cast: Samuel Vincent, Anamaria Vartolomei, Lubna Azabal, Samir Guesmi, Lucien Le Guern, Lucia Van Der Elst, Jules Lelievre, Ahmed Benaïssa, Nassim Haddouche 
Audience Award, Panorama Section - Cabourg Film Festival 
Two boys are the main protagonists of the story: Marwann and Felix, two not yet 15 year-old flâneur, classmates and "fellow adventurers." Since the first sequences, with continuous tracking shots following or preceding the characters, we feel the inner turmoil of these teenagers, filmed while walking along the streets of the city or hanging around in meeting places, spending at home just the essential time to rest, study and have dinner. In the prologue of the film, when, in vain, the two cronies try to attend a party without invitation, it turns out that those considered the "cool" guys, call them "snotty kids" and "freak-outs" with scorn. Marwann and Felix don’t lose heart and cheer themselves up by eating kebabs, sipping sugary drinks and hanging out, as usual, around the city. The object of their attention is Sygrid, a very pretty schoolmate, that doesn’t consider them worthy of attention. The film gives an affectionate look on youth, on that age of change and passage that is adolescence, focusing on the experiences of Marwann, a "second generation" kid. Marwann’s family is well integrated into the social fabric: it’s secular, the father is a doctor, his mother is an educated woman and his paternal grandfather loves the city where he lives. When, by chance, during one of their usual walks, the two stumble upon a rally in support of the Jasmine Revolution, which is taking place in those days in Tunisia, a reporter captures Marwann’s face in a photo alongside the attendees, dominated by flags. The next day he stands on the opening page of a daily newspaper with large circulation. The guy comes out of nowhere and suddenly becomes, for his peers, popular, cool, also involving in his sudden "luck" his friend Felix ... 

Ramzi Ben Sliman Ramzi Ben Sliman was born in Paris between the second oil crisis and François Mitterrand been elected president. His father, a travelling projectionist, brought him up with cinema: the screening room was his school. He directed two shorts (Mon homme, 2007 and En France, 2010) and My Revolution is his debut feature film. In Paris, where he currently lives, he also adapted and directed for the theatre Albert Camus’ L’étranger. My Revolution won the Audience Award in the Panorama Section of the Cabourg Film Festival.