Swing Ride

  • July 1, 2022 / 19:00
  • July 8, 2022 / 19:00

Director: Chiara Bellosi
Cast: Gaia Di Pietro, Andrea Carpenzano, Barbara Chichiarelli, Giandomenico Cupaiuolo, Francesca Antonelli
Italy, Switzerland, 2022, 96', DCP, color
Italian with Turkish subtitles

Benedetta, an obese fifteen-year-old yearning for attention, lives in a tawdry province in the south of Italy, emblematic of her inner landscape where everything could be and yet is not. After work, her father enjoys tinkering with cars while her mother takes out her frustration on Benedetta. When a funfair sets up on the family’s doorstep, she meets a fairground worker named Amanda who lives a self-determined life and defies gender norms. Benedetta is immediately fascinated by the older Amanda’s self-confidence and independence, and school quickly fades into the background. The two barely talk; their cautious friendship is not one fuelled by grand emotions but rather by genial affection, curiosity and unspoken acknowledgement. Swing Ride takes a tender look at an unusual friendship whilst unfolding a tale of self-discovery and breaking free.

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