After A Revolution

    • Giovanni Buccomino
    • Libya, Italy
    • 2021
    • 121 min
    • World Premiere
    • International Competition

    In Libya, two siblings put their heart and soul into the future of their country during the 2011 revolution, but each on a different side: he supported Gaddafi, she was one of the “rebels”. Now belonging to the ruling class, she is again standing up for the oppressed and seeking rehabilitation for people like her brother. We follow these fervent, resilient siblings over six years, during which she stands for elections and he struggles with the traumas of war.

    Intimate scenes of everyday life with their children contrast with fierce discussions at political meetings. The aftermath of the revolution is far from over, and as a proxy war ensues, these siblings persist in their fight for the country they love. This not only affects his careful restoration of a shrine previously destroyed by extremists, but also the safety of her and their young family. As brother and sister receive threats from all sides and flee to Tunisia, their disillusionment grows as they contemplate the repercussions of war and the fragility of democracy. When your country has been torn apart, how do you rebuild from the wreckage?



    • 121 min
    • color
    • DCP
    • Spoken languages: Arabic
    • Subtitles in: English
    Giovanni Buccomino
    Naziha Karima Arebi for Bad Donkey Production, Giovanni Buccomino for Bad Donkey Production
    Executive producer
    Bob Moore for EyeSteelFilm, Maya Daisy Hawke, jarreth merz for Urban Republic
    RAI Cinema, Alessandro Carroli for EiE film
    Giovanni Buccomino, Naziha Karima Arebi

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