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  • The Other Side (Louisiana)

The Other Side (Louisiana)

The Other Side (Louisiana)
A film by Roberto Minervini

92′ I color I 2015 I DCP

In an invisible territory at the margins of society, at the border between anarchy and illegality, lives a wounded community that is trying to respond to a threat: of being forgotten by society’s institutions and having their rights as citizens trampled.
Disarmed veterans, taciturn adolescents, drug addicts trying to escape addiction through love, ex-special forces soldiers still at war with the world, floundering young women and future mothers, and old men and women who have not lost their desire to live.
In this hidden pocket of humanity opens the abyss of today’s America.

Roberto Minervini (Fermo, 1970) is an author, scriptwriter and film director. After graduating in Economics at Ancona University he attained a PhD in “History of Cinema” at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. In 2004, he achieved a Master’s Degree in Media Studies c/o the New School University of New York. From 2006 to 2007 he teached Documentary Cinema in both De la Salle and San Beda Universities, in Manila, and he was the Director of the Cinematographic Studies Department at the International Academy of Film and Television, in Cebu City, Philippines. In 2007 he settled in Texas, where he directed three feature films “The Passage”, “Low Tide” and “Stop the Pounding Heart”, presented and awarded in some of the most important film festivals, such as Cannes, Venice and Rotterdam, among others. “The Other Side” is his fourth feature documentary film and premiered in Cannes in 2015 (Un Certain Regard).

A film by Roberto Minervini
Written by Roberto Minervini and Denise Ping Lee
Director of photography Diego Romero Suarez-Llanos
Editing  Marie-Hélène Dozo
Associate producer Marc Bordure
Produced by Muriel Meynard, Paolo Benzi and Dario Zonta
An Agat Films & Cie and Okta Film production
In coproduction with ARTE France Cinéma
with Rai Cinema
Film of Cultural Relevance produced with the support of
Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo
Direzione Generale per il Cinema
with the support of Centre National de la Cinématographie
with the participation of



Festival de Cannes 2015 – Un Certain Regard (France)
50th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Czech Republic)
Toronto International Film Festival 2015 (Ontario – Canada)
DokuFest International Documentary and Short Film Festival 2015 (Kosovo)
Athens International Film Festival 2015 (Greece)
Bergen International Film Festival 2015 (Norway)
IFF Message to Man 2015 – The Student Jury Prize (Russia)
Busan International Film Festival 2015 – Cinephile Award (Corea del sud)
Festival do Rio 2015 (Brasil)
Film Fest Ghent 2015 (Belgium)
DOK Leipzig 2015 (Germany)
Mar del Plata International Film Festival 2015 (Argentina)
Night Visions International Film Festival 2015 (Finland)
CPH Dox 2015 (Denmark)
Festival Tous Ecrans 2015 (Switzerland)
Sevilla European Film Festival 2015 – Best Director Award, Best Cinematography Award (Spain)
Pravo Ljudski Film Festival Sarajevo 2015 (Bosnia)
RIDM – Rencontres Internationales du documentaire de Montréal 2015 (Québec, Canada)
Black Night Tallinn Film Festival 2015 (Estonia)
Belgrade Auteur Film Festival 2015 (Serbia)
DocPoint – Helskinki Documentary Film Fest 2016 (Finland)
Rotterdam International Film Festival 2016 (Olland)
Göteborg International Film Festival 2016 (Sweden)
Zagrebdox 2016 (Croatia)
FICUNAM 2016 (Mexico)
Lichter Filmtage 2016 (Germany)
Istanbul International Film Festival 2016 (Turkey)
ICA Cinema – London 2016 (UK)
Indie Lisboa 2016 (Portugal)
Noucinemart, Barcelona International Auteur Film Festival 2016 (Spain)
Ankara International Film Festival 2016 (Turkey)
Docs Against Gravity – Varsavia 2016 (Poland)
EDOC – Quito 2016 (Ecuador)
Transatlantyk International Film and Music – Poznan 2016 (Poland)
Perth International Film Festival 2016 (Australia)
The Otherfield Festival 2016 (UK)
Sydney Underground Film Festival 2016 (Australia)
Curtocircuito International Film Festival 2016 (Spain)
Human Rights Film Festival – Glasgow 2016 (UK)