In the suburbs of Milan, a residents’ association tries to keep away a group of immigrants. Meanwhile, the friendship of two longtime friends is put to the test when a beautiful former schoolmate shows up after spending some time abroad.
Starring Valeria Solarino alongside a nonprofessional cast, this independently made film bravely captures the stark reality of growing old on the fringes of society and without a future. Scored by Naples reggae band 99 Posse, Chemical Hunger is a resonant tale of friendship and youthful escapism.
Michelangelo Antonioni, 1957, Italy
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Yeşim Ustaoğlu, 1999, Turkey
Jia Zhangke, 1997, China
Jean-Pierre Dardenne,Luc Dardenne, 1996, Belgium
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France