Être et durer

by Serena Mignani

Biografilm Italy

(Italy / 2017 / 73’)

Hyperactive Lorenzo takes on adolescence with her mother by his side, throwing himself passionately into the joyful physical expression of parkour, a new urban extreme sport, until the day when, on the roof of a school, they find themselves face to face with a boy's death. Sudden grief separates them, shuts them away in their own silence. The mother sets off on a long journey to discover the origins and philosophy of parkour life, to aid her personal education; The son continues to push extremes in search of some kind of solace and confirmation. A film on the business of growing up and helping others to grow, showing how you can head, albeit along different paths, towards a common goal: one of autonomy and acceptance of oneself and one’s destiny.

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