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
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
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria