Thanks to S&A reader EC for pulling our coat to this. Là-bas – A Criminal Education, a drama exploring the plight of African immigrants in Italy, will soon have its UK premiere at London’s Italian Film Festival.
Tambay originally posted on the film back in the fall when it played at the Venice International Film Festival, to positive reviews. A quick recap of the plot:
A Camorra commando breaks into a tailor’s shop managed by African immigrants, wildly shooting and killing six black men. Fed up with all the violence, Yssouf, a young immigrant, decides to break with his uncle Moses, who after promising him a better future in Italy as an honest artisan, turned him into the cynical leader of the local coke-dealing scene. A story blurring fiction and reality of a man’s struggle for survival.
The film screens at Cine Lumiere on Sunday, March 11th at 6:30pm. A Q&A with director Guido Lombardi will follow.
The Italian Film Festival 2012 begins today and runs through March 30. For more information, visit the festival website.