THE VISION OF THE DEFEATED
Bangladesh, 2020, 88′
Refugee camp around Kutupalong in Bangladesh where the Rohingya community persecuted by the military in Myanmar found hospitality. A young man, Salman. He has no family, no place is assigned to him; he is forced to ask for hospitality among the families housed in the barracks. The young man looks for a way out of such a situation; he happily manages to escape from the field. He makes various makeshift jobs. Meet Israt, daughter of the rich landlady where she found accommodation in exchange for work. She who did not know such a condition of poverty remains fascinated by the cultivated and generous temperament of the young man who from time to time teaches as a volunteer to the children around and the shelter camp. The two fall in love against the wishes of the girl’s family …
Born in a little village in Calabria, Tommaso Cotronei began working with his parents at a very young age. Struck by the life of these people who had no other prospects in life other than toil and death, he fled this existence at the age of twenty-one. Cotronei spent several years searching for a place and life that suited him. In 1993 he became assistant to the filmmaker Vittorio de Seta, who was shooting in Calabria at the time. Cotronei finally found in film a means of self-expression. In 1997 he made his first film NEL BLU CERCANDO FIABE. In 2005, LAVORATORI, about the life of Calabria’s inhabitants, featured in the Video Competition. This documentary denounced an unwholesome world, where men can never free themselves from the secular structures that they continue to perpetuate despite themselves. In 2007 he directed RITRARSI, which also depicts the realities of peasant life in his native region. His latest film is COVERED WITH THE BLOOD OF JESUS.Meanwhile it goes completing BLOOD AND THE MOON, a film shot in Yemen around the tragedy of child brides.