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BAD WEATHER

Germany / United Kingdom 2011, 82 min, Bengali, Hebrew & English subtitles

Banishanta is a small island in south Bangladesh that serves almost exclusively as a brothel. 65 women who earn their living as sex workers live on a small strip of land 100 meters long and 10 meters wide. Living in impossible conditions, the island’s residents try to support themselves, raise their children, and perhaps even find love. If that is not hard enough, Banishanta confronts an ever-growing environmental threat: the rising river, soil erosion and frequent cyclones will eventually submerge the island. Quiet observation and intimate interviews tell the story of women who struggle to maintain their humanity in a nightmarish existence.

BAD WEATHER website

Director & Cinematography: Giovanni Giommi
Production: Heino Deckert, Carlotta Mastrojanni, Brian Hill, Sabine Bubeck-paaz (zdf / Arte), Martin Pieper (zdf / Arte)
Production Company: Deckert Distribution
Editing: Fabio Capalbo
Soundtrack: Igor Francescutti, Bruno Pappalettera
Print Source: Deckert Distribution GmbH (info@deckert-distribution.com)Director CV
  • Mon 7/5 21:30, Cinemateque 4with the filmmaker
  • Tue 8/5 14:00, Cinemateque 3with the filmmaker
Graduated at the faculty of Architecture at the Politecnico of Milan and in the same city frequented the
Civil School of Cinema. In 1997 he starts to work as author, producer and director for Tele+ and MTV
Italia (Com’è; Brand:New, Pavlov).
Aצםמע יןד כןךצד:
“Nel Cuore delle Alghe e dei Coralli - I Cento Passi di Peppino Impastato“
“Beisbol”
“NICE!
“Frames-Variazioni per Catena di Montaggio”,
In 2005 he begins his collaboration with Massimo Coppola for the TV doc series “Avere Ventanni”
(MTV Italy) that in the space of four years allows them to tell the story of Italy at the turn of the century,
realizing more than 20 documentaries dedicated to the stories of the 20 year old kids resident in our
country. The series wins the prize for Best Program of the Year at MEI 2005 and the Public Jury Prize
at the Bizzari Film Festival in 2005.

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