The World Is Flat

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    The World Is Flat

    La terre est plate

    Directed by

    France, Switzerland, Italy


    76 min

    • French


    Jean is a young man at the end of his studies wandering in a city too big for him. His monotonous reality is shaken up when Antoine, a charismatic musician, takes him under his wing. The two comrades, bound by a powerful friendship, are carried away by the unpredictable journey of life.



    Nicolas Foussard
    Federico Uguccioni
    Bérangère McNeese
    Marta Cypel
    Véronique Boulanger
    Michel Dupérial
    Pia Lagrange
    Ottavia Paterno
    Fernando Cypel
    Matteo Carrega Bertolini
    Edoardo Matacena
    Matteo Carrega Bertolini
    Andalo Carrega

    Director's Statement

    THE WORLD IS FLAT is the story of young people trying to fit in a life they have to shape. The film captures the heartbeat rhythm of everyday life in a flow of funny and tragic moments, portraying a friendship that evolves over time. It is a direct dialogue with my generation, an uncertain youth that is facing a drab world and that constantly needs to reinvent itself. Without taking a step back and with no intellectual posture, we felt the necessity to tell a story close to our intimate emotions. A story both personal and universal regarding what it means to be young nowadays, in a world without cardinal directions.

    Matteo  Carrega Bertolini

    Matteo Carrega Bertolini


    Matteo Carrega Bertolini was born in 1990. He grew up between France, Switzerland and Italy. In 2010 he directed his first short film IN THE WILD ROOM and premiered at Sofia International Film Festival. Since then he directed several narrative shorts. His feature film debut THE WORLD IS FLAT, presented at WEMW work in progress programme, premiered at Cape Town Film Festival and Solothurner Filmtage.