There comes a time when everyone is forced to grow up whether they want to or not, and sometimes that time comes a little too early. Roan Johnson’s latest film “Piuma” follows two Italian teenagers, Ferro (Luigi Fedele) and Cate (Blu Yoshimi Di Martino), who must cope with an unexpected pregnancy and a world moving in the wrong direction. Though they deal with typical teenage struggles involving family, school, and employment, they’re also getting ready to take a major step in both of their lives. A comedy that lies at the center between hesitation and leaps of faith, “Piuma” tracks nine months in Ferro and Cate’s lives as they try not lose their purity and innocence amidst the major sea change. Watch the trailer below.
This is Johnson’s third feature film. His first film “The First on the List” follows two high schoolers and a singer-songwriter in 1970 who escape Italy fearing a military coup, and his second film “Fino a qui tutto bene” follows a group of university students who struggle with leaving their carefree days behind and to accept the responsibility of adulthood.
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“Piuma” will premiere at this year’s Venice International Film Festival. It will be released in Italy on October 20th.