After the War (Dopo la guerra)


Sequoia 1 Fri, Oct 13, 2017 9:30 PM
Century Larkspur 2 Sat, Oct 14, 2017 6:15 PM
Film Info
Category:Mind the Gap
Focus: Hiding & Seeking
Section:World Cinema
Running Time:92 min.
Premiere Status:US
Director:Annarita Zambrano
Producer:Stéphanie Douet
Tom Dercourt
Screenwriter:Annarita Zambrano
Delphine Agut
Cinematographer:Laurent Brunet
Editor:Muriel Breton
Cast:Barbora Bobulova
Giuseppe Battiston
Fabrizio Ferracane
Print Source:Sensito Films
Cinema Defacto
Movimento Film
Nexus Factory
Note Writer:Rod Armstrong


FOCUS: HIDING & SEEKING Italy in the '70s and early '80s was roiled by left-wing groups that committed acts of terrorism to further their goals. Many convicted militants fled to France, benefiting from President François Mitterand's decree barring their extradition. Annarita Zambrano's compelling debut dramatizes the disruption faced by one family when the policy changed and extraditions commenced in 2002. For 16-year-old Viola, it's a matter of one day gossiping with her pals in volleyball and being on the run with her father Marco the next. At first, there's a thrill to the situation—hiding out, getting new identities, a stealth interview with a journalist—but when she discovers they're being uprooted to Nicaragua, conflict develops between father and daughter. A parallel story set in Italy shows Marco's sister and mother trying to go on with their lives in the wake of returned scrutiny into Marco's activities. With suspense and emotional acuity, After the War depicts the interpersonal aftermath of political turmoil with sensitivity and balance.

Additional Information

Annarita Zambrano was born in Rome and now lives in Paris. She has directed several short films which were selected in the main international festivals: Ophélia, in Cannes 2013 Official Competition; A la lune montante, in 2009 Venice Film Festival. In 2013, she directed for the RAI and Cineplus, L’Âme noire du Guépard, a documentary which analyzed with a political dimension Luchino Visconti’s masterpiece. After The War (Dopo la Guerra) is Annarita’s first feature film, and is supported by the Gan Foundation for the Cinema in 2015. It was presented in Cannes 2017 Un Certain Regard.