Sunday, September 15 | 5:30 pm
Winner of the Silver Bear for Best Screenplay at the 2019 Berlin Film Festival, Piranhas is a singular and stylish and fusion of kinetic gangster thriller and low-key teen hangout movie set in the gritty underworld of Naples, Italy. Based on the novel by Roberto Saviano (Gomorrah), the film follows fifteen-year-old Nicola (newcomer Francesco Di Napoli) who lives with his mother and younger brother in the Neapolitan neighborhood of Sanità, a place that has been controlled by the Camorra mafia for centuries. Dreaming of a life lush with designer clothing and elite nightclub bottle service, Nicola and his group of friends begin selling drugs, an entryway into the violent, power-hungry world of crime that begins to threaten their innocence, relationships, and safety of their families.
Director Claudio Giovannesi | 2019 | In Neapolitan with English subtitles | 105 minutes | NR | DCP