Un Uomo Deve Essere Forte

A man must be strong

Gardone Val Trompia is a cement-casting burg at the bottom of a narrow valley: the Valtrompia is a sequence of towns flowing one after the other, beside metallurgic factories built in uncontrolled time of industrialization.

Jack is 28 and he was born and raised in that valley, where he is still living. He has a part-time job, a mother that is taking her husband’s retirement benefits since when she was 32 and an older brother, which moved to the outskirts of Milan for his job as a factory worker. His father died when Jack was just 3 years old, when he was still Jessica. Now Jack decided to start the transition female to male, in order to become what he has always felt to be: a man. 

His father died when Jack was just 3 years old, when he was still Jessica. Now Jack decided to start the transition female to male, in order to become what he has always felt to be: a man. Through a daily life made of part-time jobs, pub friends and no hobbies, Jack starts asking himself about what being a man means, beside the physical characteristics, and what kind of a man he should be, wondering what type of masculine models are offered by his valley.   

Director: Elsi Perino & Ilaria Ciavattini

Σενάριο: ElsiPerino & Ilaria Ciavattini

Παραγωγή:  Annalisa Prandi, Elsi Perino, Ilaria Ciavattini, Enrico Giovannone, Pietro Ciavattini

Runtime: 62´

Country of Origin: Italy

Year: 2018

Screenings:    Kalamata 22/1 (18:00)

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