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Directed by Victoria Fiore
2021
UK, Italy
89 minutes
All Ages
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An exhilarating yet heart-breaking portrait of a boy approaching adolescence in the crime-riddled Spanish Quarter of Naples. Winner, Grierson Award, London Film Festival.
Entoni is a brash pre-teen living with his mum and little brother in the notorious ‘Spanish Quarter’ of Naples. His grandmother is a former crime boss; his dad is serving a lengthy prison sentence. Increasingly wayward, Entoni progresses from stealing Christmas trees to trashing cars. Italian courts introduce a new policy of putting troubled kids into care if they come from families with links in organised crime. And so Entoni’s destiny seems set. Shot over four years with remarkable access, director Victoria Fiore’s debut is filled with mesmerising images and scenes that will stay with you long after the final credits.
What could have been a bleak piece of poverty porn neatly side steps that fate thanks to the pulsing electronic score and the exhilarating energy of the camerawork.
Wendy Ide, Screen International
Fiore smartly avoids direct commentary of the broader political context that shape Entoni’s life circumstances. Instead, she offers a tragic vision of the consequences of criminalising communities.
Christopher Machell, CineVue

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Thu 9 Jun
11:30am
State Theatre
Past Event Cancel
Sat 11 Jun
3:30pm
Palace Norton Street
Past Event Cancel
Program Strand
International Documentaries
Original Title
Nascondino
Year
2021
Classification
All Ages
Country
UK, Italy
Language
In Italian with English subtitles
Director
Victoria Fiore
Producer
Aleksandra Bilic, Jennifer Corcoran
Cinematographer
Alfredo De Juan
Editor
Adelina Bichis
Premiere
Australian Premiere
Genre
Women Directors, Documentary, Crime
Company Credits
Sales Agent: Syndicado Film Sales
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