A BITTER STORY

by Francesca Bono
A BITTER STORY

Informations

Nation: Italy

Year: 2016

Length: 53'

34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

Barge and Bagnolo are two small towns at the foot of the Alps and for centuries their primary activity has been quarrying stone. Since the late 1990s, the towns have been home to the second largest Chinese community in Europe. A new school year begins for the Chinese children here, with the same uncertainty about the future but with something new: a theatrical laboratory created and conducted for them. [mp]

Director

Francesca Bono

Francesca  Bono

Francesca Bono (Cavallermaggiore, Cuneo, Italy, 1985), a photographer who graduated from Turin’s IED, has followed and documented the creative process of many artistic projects over the years. At present, she lives and works in Chile. A Bitter Story is her first medium-length film.   

Filmography:
A Bitter Story (mm, doc., 2016).

Cast and Credits

regia, montaggio/director, film editing
Francesca Bono 
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Francesca Bono, Fabio Ferrero

fotografia/cinematography
Matteo Tortone
musica/music
L’Amortex 
suono/sound
Luca Testolin
fonico/sound engineer
Alessandro Abba Legnazzi 
interpreti/cast
Deng Qu, Hu Yun Fei, Hu Ying Ying, Hu Jin Jie, Hu Yu Bei, Wang Feng Teng
produttore esecutivo/executive poducer
Fabio Ferrero
produzione/production
Officina Koiné
coproduzione/coproduction
B612Lab, B-Sight, Consorzio Monviso Solidale


contatti/contacts
Fabio Ferrero
ferrero.fa@gmail.com

Director statement

“As opposed to what we tend to think, the Chinese community isn’t compact and structured. There are no interest groups, nor recreational or cultural activities. The family nuclei interact according to need. This limbo sees adolescents dealing with a double friction: inside the community, they clash with the legacy of their origins, represented by their parents, who impose a strict and archaic view of life without leaving any room for discussion; instead, within the context of adoption, the young people struggle to absorb the instruments they need in order to interpret and interact with reality, fundamental for an informed affirmation of their own potential.”

Synopsis Learn more

Barge and Bagnolo are two small towns at the foot of the Alps and for centuries their primary activity has been quarrying stone. Since the late 1990s, the towns have been home to the second largest Chinese community in Europe. A new school year begins for the Chinese children here, with the same uncertainty about the future but with something new: a theatrical laboratory created and conducted for them. [mp]

Director All about direction

Francesca Bono

Francesca  Bono

Francesca Bono (Cavallermaggiore, Cuneo, Italy, 1985), a photographer who graduated from Turin’s IED, has followed and documented the creative process of many artistic projects over the years. At present, she lives and works in Chile. A Bitter Story is her first medium-length film.   

Filmography:
A Bitter Story (mm, doc., 2016).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, montaggio/director, film editing
Francesca Bono 
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Francesca Bono, Fabio Ferrero

fotografia/cinematography
Matteo Tortone
musica/music
L’Amortex 
suono/sound
Luca Testolin
fonico/sound engineer
Alessandro Abba Legnazzi 
interpreti/cast
Deng Qu, Hu Yun Fei, Hu Ying Ying, Hu Jin Jie, Hu Yu Bei, Wang Feng Teng
produttore esecutivo/executive poducer
Fabio Ferrero
produzione/production
Officina Koiné
coproduzione/coproduction
B612Lab, B-Sight, Consorzio Monviso Solidale


contatti/contacts
Fabio Ferrero
ferrero.fa@gmail.com

Director statement Read more

“As opposed to what we tend to think, the Chinese community isn’t compact and structured. There are no interest groups, nor recreational or cultural activities. The family nuclei interact according to need. This limbo sees adolescents dealing with a double friction: inside the community, they clash with the legacy of their origins, represented by their parents, who impose a strict and archaic view of life without leaving any room for discussion; instead, within the context of adoption, the young people struggle to absorb the instruments they need in order to interpret and interact with reality, fundamental for an informed affirmation of their own potential.”