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Blessed Boys

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FEATURE | Italy | 97 MINUTES | Italian | English subtitles

BLESSED BOYS

Drama, LGBTQIA+

In a sunny district of Naples, Italy where everyone knows each other, two inseparable friends live in the sheltered bubble of neighborhood life until their fraternal friendship is put to the test. Mario (Vincenzo Antonucci) and Lino (Francesco Pellegrino) are two eighteen-year-olds, born and raised in the Sanitá quarter of Naples, who have not yet stepped out of their small town. When Lino’s little sister convinces the locals that she has performed a miracle and starts being worshipped as a living Saint, Lino’s fate abruptly changes. Freed from the pressure of being financially responsible for his mother and sister, for the first time he’s able to imagine a life for himself outside of the four walls of his family home. Meanwhile, Mario is experiencing a growing attraction to his friend that so far has gone unnoticed.

Both erotic and emotionally intense, this mesmerizing debut from Silvia Brunelli won the Best Italian Feature prize at the Rome International Film Festival, where it was described as “a light and dramatic fresco of a humanity torn between the sacred and the profane.” It’s a bold, funny, and wistful film about masculinity, sexuality, and religion, inspired by the director’s own life experiences, and heralds a dynamic new talent to watch.--Lucy Mukerjee


CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Silvia Brunelli

Director
Silvia Brunelli
Producer
Valentina Quarantini
Screenwriter
Silvia Brunelli, Francesca Scanu
Cinematographer
Sammy Paravan
Editor
Luna Gualano, Silvia Brunelli
Cast
Francesco Pellegrino, Vincenzo Antonucci, Sophia Guastaferro, Pina Di Gennaro, Gianfelice Imparato

CONTACTS

Print Source
Andrew Borden
Wolfe Releasing
Los Angeles, 90068
Phone: 408-323-2279
andrew@wolfevideo.com
International Sales Contact
Monica Ciarli
Minerva Pictures
Rome, 00153
Phone: +39 06 84242430
monica@minervapictures.com
US Sales Contact
Evan Schwartz
Wolfe Releasing/Wolfe Video
West Hollywood, CA 90046
Phone: 408-323-2233
evan@wolfevideo.com
Press Contact
Omar Gonzales
Wolf Kasteler Public Relations
New York,Phone: 9179510095
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Print Source
Evan Schwartz
Wolfe Releasing/Wolfe Video
West Hollywood, CA 90046
Phone: 408-323-2233
evan@wolfevideo.com