Un bacio 2016
1h 42min | Drama | 31 March 2016 (Italy)
The story of three teenager friends not accepted by their peers.
I’ll start with the bad notes. Acting and scene design might have been much better.
Sometimes they appear a bit amateurish: while a simple, real-life style might not be out of place given the themes, it’s clear the attempt to be polished and refined in most of the film. Unfortunately a lot of times photography, action and dialogue delivery are not as sharp as expected, giving a bad feeling of fiction.
This said, the movie is great. The untold topics are social conflict, integration, exclusion, hate. The context is the life in a high school for 3 teens with a complex background (and who hasn’t one?). Drama, comedy and tragedy (and even musical scenes) alternate effortlessly maintaining a level of depth, sensitivity and intelligence that can be rarely spotted in other “coming of age” productions.
Director: Ivan Cotroneo
Writers: Ivan Cotroneo (story), Ivan Cotroneo (screenplay)
Stars: Rimau Ritzberger Grillo, Valentina Romani, Leonardo Pazzagli
Release Date: 31 March 2016 (Italy)
Also Known As: One Kiss
Filming Locations: Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy