Roberto Minervini

France, Italy 92 min min Fiction


In an invisible territory at the margins of society, at the border between anarchy and illegality, lives a wounded community that is trying to respond to a threat: of being forgotten by political institutions and having their rights as citizens trampled. Disarmed veterans, taciturn adolescents, drug addicts trying to escape addiction through love, ex-special forces soldiers still at war with the world, floundering young women and future mothers, and old people who have not lost their desire to live. Through this hidden pocket of humanity, the door opens to the abyss of today’s America. Catalan première

* Festivals and awards
Best Director and Best Cinematography in Seville / Cinephile Award in Busan / Best Cinematography in Montreal / Cannes – Un Certain Regard


Roberto Minervini

(Italy, 1970) Roberto Minervini is an Italian-born film director, who lives and works in the US. After completing a Master’s Degree in Media Studies at The New School University in New York City in 2004, he moved to the Philippines to teach Documentary Filmmaking at a University level. In 2007, he moved to Texas, where he directed three feature films, The Passage, Low Tide and Stop the Pounding Heart, a Texas trilogy that was presented and awarded at some of the most renowned film festivals in the world such as Cannes, Venice, Toronto, and Rotterdam, among others. The Other Side, his fourth film, premiered at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, competing in the Un Certain Regard section.

Filmography: What you Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire? (2018), The Other Side (2015), Stop the Pounding Heart (2013, D’A 2014), Low Tide (2012), The Passage (2011)

Roberto Minervini

Film information

Director: Roberto Minervini
Script: Roberto Minervini, Denise Ping Lee
Contact: Doc& Film
With: Mark Kelley, Lisa Allen, James Lee Miller
Country: France, Italy
Year: 2015
Format: DCP
Length: 92 min min
Language: English
Subtitles: Catalan, Spanish
Edition: 2016