This week on the Film at Lincoln Center podcast we’re presenting a special conversation with Damiano & Fabio D’Innocenzo, the directors of Bad Tales, an Open Roads: New Italian Cinema 2021 selection, moderated by FLC’s Assistant Programmer Dan Sullivan and translated by Michael Moore.

Bad Tales is an absorbing, richly traced group portrait of youth on the precipice of puberty, set on the outskirts of Rome. Our protagonists are the children of dysfunctional homes, and we observe them as they go about their daily lives amid the frequently apathetic, at times violent world of adults. An energetic work that is at once a kind of dark fairy tale and a stylish act of sociological inquiry, Bad Tales is a wild ride that captivatingly makes the case that the kids are not, in fact, alright.

Bad Tales is now playing nationwide in our Virtual Cinema. Click here for tickets.

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