Italian Film Festival

La terra dell’abbastanza – Boys Cry

Info: Italy, 2018, 94 min

Language: Italian with English subtitles

Director: Damiano D’Innocenzo, Fabio D’Innocenzo

Cast: Andrea Carpenzano, Matteo Olivetti, Milena Mancini, Max Tortora, Giordano De Plano


  • Saturday January 5, 2019 - 7:00 pm

“The screenplay is a marvel of economy, emotional insight and dramatic irony... What makes the film so fascinating to watch is that the psychology of the boys keeps bubbling to the surface organically, making it easy for audiences to understand the thought processes behind their (frequently not advisable) actions. A knockout.” Boyd van Hoeij, Hollywood Reporter

Set in the outskirts of Rome, teenage pals Mirko and Manolo  joke around on the drive home after the end of their pizza delivery shifts. Distracted, they don’t see the pedestrian wandering into the road. It is an accident that will set them on a path to crime, fast money, and corrosive danger. Written and directed by the self-taught twins the D’Innocenzo brothers, this stylish debut is not the slick Gomorrah knock off you think you are in for. Instead its a probing, psychologically acute study of two young males losing their way.