On Sunday 15 May 2022, at 2 pm, the Italian movie “Freaks Out” will be screened at the Projector (6001 Beach Road Golden Mile Tower Singapore 199589) as part of the 1st Italian Festival in Singapore and of the European Film Festival (EUFF).
Italy will present to the movie-lovers in Singapore “Freaks Out” (Italian w/English Subtitles, 2020, 141 minutes, Rating: M18), a fantasy film directed by Gabriele Mainetti. In the Cast, Claudio Santamaria, Aurora Giovinazzo, Pietro Castellitto, Giancarlo Martini, Giorgio Tirabassi. Max Mazzotta, Franz Rogowski.
Matilde, Cencio, Fulvio, and Mario form a family in the circus where they work as ‘freaks’ in 1943 Nazi-occupied Rome. Israel, the owner, and putative father, disappears in an attempt to find an escape route overseas for them all. With his departure, the four friends are set adrift. Without anyone looking after them and above all, without the circus, they lose their place in the city and feel like sideshow attractions in a city at war.
According to Director Gabriele Mainetti: “Freaks Out was born out of a challenge: the telling of an adventure, a coming-of-age story and a reflection on diversity set against one of the darkest moments of the 20th century. We did so by approaching the occupied Rome of 1943 with emotion and respect; yet, with unrestrained use of fantasy. That’s how the four freaks came about. They are unique individuals who happen to live a story bigger than themselves”.
Gabriele Mainetti (Rome, 1976) is a director, actor, composer, and cinema producer. After his two shorts, Basette, selected the Locarno Festival, and Tiger Boy, shortlisted in the Oscar nomination he directed Lo chiamavano Jeeg Robot (They Called me Jeeg – 2015), produced by his own company, Goon Films. The film won several awards including seven David di Donatello (Italian Academy Awards), 2 two Silver Ribbons (Nastri d’argento – Italian Film Journalists Awards), 4 four Ciak d’Oro and the Golden Globe from the foreign press in Italy. Freaks out is his second feature film.
“Freaks Out” Awards: 10 wins including Best Film, Best Soundtrack, Best Actor (Franz Rogowski, Graffetta d’Oro), Best Special Effects (Maurizio Corridori) – Venice Film Festival 2020.
Festival tickets are priced at $15 on weekends and are available for sale HERE.
Concessions are extended to Singapore Film Society members, The Projector Fan Club, The
Projector Senior/Student Club, NSFs.
We are pleased to inform you that this screening is part of the 1st Italian Festival in Singapore and of the 31st EUFF that takes place from 12th to 26th May 2022 at The Projector. Visit https://euff.com.sg for more information and updates on the European Film Festival (EUFF).