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Other Cannibals

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Fausto and Ivan finally meet before getting settled at Fausto’s vacant family house, where they will have the necessary privacy to execute their plan. Everything has been thoroughly discussed, arranged, and agreed upon, and the day is looming. But they keep finding excuses to push the event back. In the process, they inadvertently get to know more about each other, boundaries start to blur, and suddenly, moving forward with the plan is no longer as straightforward as it once seemed.

Brilliantly scripted and meticulously structured, Other Cannibals leans cheekily into cultural stereotyping and fetishization to craft an existentialist subversion that draws from the Italian culture of food and family. The black and white film adopts a languid, measured approach, taking time to reveal its hand, each bizarre development and interaction increasingly more insightful. Newcomer Francesco Sossai delivers a deliciously dark comedic curve ball grounded in wonderfully calibrated lead performances, ultimately finding deep humanity amidst the cannibalistic fantasies.

 

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Director
Cast

Diego Pagotto, Walter Giroldini, Luisa Mondin, Barbara Turrin, Giovanni Tomassetti, Diego de Francesco

Credits
Country of Origin

Germany

Year

2021

Language

In Italian with English subtitles

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Content Warning

Animal Cruelty

18+
95 min
Drama

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Wednesday October 05

6:30 pm
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The Cinematheque
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Credits

Producer

Cecilia Trautvetter

Screenwriter

Francesco Sossai, Adriano Candiago

Cinematography

Giulia Schelhas

Editor

Ginevra Giacon

Original Music

Unpluriverso

Art Director

Tatiana Bastos

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Francesco Sossai headshot, Other Cannibals director

Photo by Guido Lettieri

Francesco Sossai

Francesco Sossai was born in the Italian Dolomites area. He started filming short films at an early age. He moved to Rome, where he graduated in English and German Literatures. He was then admitted into the German Television Film Academy (DFFB) in Berlin. Other Cannibals is his first feature film. He lives in Veneto, Italy.