Inspired by true events, the fourth film by Matteo Garrone (Gomorrah, Dogman) is a thriller about problematic love and the search for beauty.
Peppino (Ernesto Mahieux), a taxidermist in his fifties, develops feelings for Valerio (Valerio Foglia Manzillo), a much younger man who is fascinated by his work. He hires Valerio as his assistant, and their friendship seems to develop into something more until a girl enters into the equation.
The film will be introduced by Dr. Stefano Baschiera, Queen’s University Belfast, and is presented in collaboration with Detect: Detecting Transcultural Identity in European Popular Crime Narratives (detect-project.eu).
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement n.770151.
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