Low Tide

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    Low Tide

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    USA, Italy, Belgium

    2012

    92 min

    • English

    Drama

    A 12 year old boy and his single mother live separate lives. The boy spends his days alone while his mother works and goes out with her friends. The boy’s solitude is both a source of freedom and a cause for grief. His explorations slowly bring to light the dark contrast between the rules of society and the laws of nature. And before long, the delicate balance of his inner world becomes shattered by unforeseen events.

    Credits

    Cast
    Daniel Blanchard
    Melissa McKinney
    Vernon Wilbanks
    Screenplay
    Roberto Minervini
    Cinematography
    Diego Romero Suarez-Llanos

    Director's Statement

    This is the second film that I have shot in Texas, working exclusively with real people. I met all of them through friends in common, and established with them a very tight bond, based on mutual trust and respect. For this reason, I was able to dig deeply into their lives, and into the American subculture as a whole. As a result, LOW TIDE is both a documentary and a work of fiction, a compendium about the underbelly of America, with all its uniqueness and contradictions. The whole experience of filming LOW TIDE has been a real and authentic one, which is the kind of cinema I am most interested in making.

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    Roberto Minervini

    Roberto Minervini

    USA

    My work is the result of a laborious and unconventionally (un)structured process, which is highly experiential and very personal. It is what I call 'Artisanal Cinema'

    Roberto Minervini is an Italian born, US-based film director, writer and lecturer. He holds a Master in Media Studies from the New School University, New York, and is pursuing a Phd in Cinema history at the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid, Spain. He lives and works between Italy and the United States.

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