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Youtopia

A film by Berardo Carboni

Synopsis

18-year-old Matilde lives a bleak life with her senile grandmother and her mother, Laura, who is crushed by debts and struggling with no success to find a way to make a better life for her and her family. Matilde does not know about her mother’s debts, but copes with her life thanks to her online avatar from utopian universe Landing, a multiplayer online role-playing game where “she” hangs out with special friend, Hiro. She has also found an easy way to make money independently: online videochat stripping shows.
Ernesto, instead, is a wealthy bourgeois; a pharmacy owner who runs away from his work and from his wife, with role-playing hookers with whom his money and obsession with sex and possession, create a parallel world of seduction, submission and vice.
One day, Laura is forced to reveal her debts to Matilde, who has a plan for a solution, that will unexpectedly involve Ernesto…

A contemporary tale that mixes neorealism with machinima, drama with fantasy, despair with hope.

23th Festival International du Cinéma d’Auteur de Rabat – Official Competition
Raindance Film Festival – Official Competition 2019

Produced by Piroetta

CLOSE-UP CULTURE – Raindance 2019: Director Berardo Carboni Talks ‘Youtopia’ And Virtual Worlds – 13.09.2019

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  • Feature Films

  • Drama
  • Italy
  • 2018
  • 92’ min.
  • Available in Full HD, DCP
  • Language: English, Italian
  • Subtitles: English

Directed by

  • Berardo Carboni

Cast

  • Matilda De Angelis
  • Alessandro Haber
  • Donatella Finocchiaro
  • Pamela Villoresi
  • Antoine-Olivier Pilon
  • Federico Rosati
  • Luca Lionello
  • Paolo Sassanelli


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