Dir: Gustav Hofer / Luca Ragazzi
2008, 78 min. / Italy / Italian / English Subtitles

Suddenly, Last Winter, an ironic documentary that won several prizes at international festivals, tells the story of Gustav Hofer and Luca Ragazzi, the directors of the film. Their lives are turned upside down when the Italian government introduces a bill to reinforce the legal status of gays and unmarried couples. The bill provokes a country-wide debate and stirs a wave of homophobia in Italy. The Vatican and the conservatives speak out against the government’s plans, arguing that the end is near if the bill is voted. Gustav and Luca, who have been together for eight years, set out on a journey to hear all sides and come across an aspect of Italy they did not know yet. Intolerance appears to be more widespread than they thought.

Awards: Special Jury Award - AFI Dallas IFF 2009 Special Mention Panorama Programme - Berlin Film Festival 2009 Best Documentary - Cordoba Idem Festival 2009 Nastro d'Argento for best documentary – Italian Film Critics Awards 2009 Best Film - El Ojo Cojo Festival

Screening at FLASHPOIHT Human Rights Film Festival:

Alliance Francaise, Mumbai:
Thursday, Dec 9, 2010 11.00 am
Friday, Dec 10, 2010 5.00 pm

Alliance Francaise, New Delhi:
Friday, Jan 21, 2011 11.00 am
Saturday, Jan 22, 2011 5.00 pm

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