South African Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Title: Pianese Nunzio, 14 in May (14 anni a Maggio)
Director: Antonio Capuano
Specs: Italy 1996 35mm 114min subtitled
Crime, sex, guilt and God are the subject matter of this dynamic and morally complex film set amidst the chaotic rhythm and decaying beauty of Naples and, in particular, the poor, Mafia dominated suburb which is home to the teenager, Nunzio.
Father Lorenzo has rejuvenated the local parish with his fiery sermons denouncing the Mafia. And so he must be silenced but, as assassination would make him a hero, they must expose him for his sexual relationship with Nunzio.
Nunzio, nurtured for the first time in his life, will not cooperate with the mob or the police to expose the priest, but is under threat himself. Atmospheric cinematography and soaring music made this a Festival favourite in 1998 and it has not lost its appeal since.
Out In Africa
Jhb Sun 14 / 6pm Fri 19 / 8pm Sun 21 / 8.15pm
CT Wed 24 / 8.15 Fri 26 / 6pm Sun 28 / 6pm
Dbn Sun 4 / 6pm
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