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Why Not You
Mario, a young dancer living in a small village in South Tyrol has to face the loss of his beloved best friend Lenz, victim of an attack in a gay club in Rome.
|Language spoken:||German, Italian|
|Cinematographer(s):||Martin Gschlacht, Jerzy Palacz|
|Key cast:||Thomas Prenn, Noah Saavedra, Josef Mohamed, Kida Khodr Ramadan|
|Producers:||Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Bady Minck, Gregory Zalcman|
September 27, 2020Zurich
|Awards (selection):||Golden Eye Award of the Focus Competition (Zurich)|
«Ambiguity is the most important language in a village.»
Mario and Lenz have known each other since they were small. Now they are both 20 and determined to escape the confines of this mountain village. Lenz, son of the local vintner, has clearly been dealt a better hand in this respect than the self-destructive dreamer Mario. However, a tragic turn of events shatters the status quo. Evi Romen’s feature film debut WHY NOT YOU features a village in the 21st-century where the old order is collapsing and yet still dominant, depicting the rollercoaster ride of a young man who is completely disoriented and yet senses there must be a place for him too, somewhere.