2019, Well Go, 123 min, Italy/Belgium, Dir: Matteo Rovere

The legend of the founding of Rome has been told for millennia, but never like this. With gritty realism and a shocking attention to detail, Matteo Rovere’s ROMULUS & REMUS: THE FIRST KING is an immersive journey into 8th century B.C. Old Latium, where two 18-year-old twin shepherds dream of ruling an empire bigger than the world has ever seen. Spoken entirely in an authentic proto-Italic dialect and featuring committed performances by Alessandro Borghi (Remus) and Alessio Lapice (Romulus), the film is both a violent and bloody sword-and-sandal epic and a surprisingly touching drama about the explosive collision of human will and destiny. Winner of Best Film at the Busto Arsizio Film Festival 2019.

2016, Rai Com, 109 min, Italy, Dir: Claudio Giovannesi

Already in a group home, Daphne Bonori (Daphne Scoccia) is sent to a juvenile prison after she’s arrested for theft. On the men’s side of the prison, Josh (Josciua Algeri) also is serving time; though separated by bars, the two fall in love. “Very smoothly directed by Claudio Giovannesi (ALI BLUE EYES), making his third feature, the movie provides a magnetic showcase for newcomer Daphne Scoccia (who appears in every scene).” - Ben Kenigsberg, Variety.

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