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The Other Side

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2015. Dir. Roberto Minervini. 92mins

Tender and disturbing scenes of the American periphery.

In an invisible territory at the margins of society, at the border between anarchy and illegality, lives a wounded community that is attempting to resist the threat of being forgotten by political institutions and having their rights as citizens trampled. Disarmed veterans, taciturn adolescents, drug addicts looking for escape in love, ex-special forces soldiers still at war with the world, floundering young women and future mothers, and the elderly who have not lost their desire to live, all populate this world. Through this hidden pocket of humanity, a window opens onto the abyss of contemporary America.


Followed by Q+A with the director

UK Premiere in partnership with Italian Cultural Institute

ICA, London, 8.15pm, April 20th, 2016

Earlier Event: April 20
​Performance and Reality
Later Event: April 21
The Philosophical Image