ROMULUS & REMUS: THE FIRST KING
IL PRIMO RE
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.


WHEREVER YOU ARE
OVUNQUE PROTEGGIMI
2018, 110 min, Italy, Dir: Bonifacio Angius

Alessandro (Alessandro Gazale), a failing musician who assuages his frustrations with heavy drinking and compulsive gambling, hits rock bottom one Saturday night after a drunken rampage that sends him to a mental hospital. But to his great surprise, it is here that he meets Francesca (Francesca Niedda), a woman whose vibrant spirit gives him a renewed sense of purpose. This moving romantic drama from Bonifacio Angius explores the unlikely companionship of two lost souls searching for a new start.


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