The Predators (2020)

  • Open Roads: New Italian Cinema
  • 1h 49m
  • Italy

Pietro Castellitto’s black comedy takes aim at class antagonism in contemporary Italy, with a vast network of characters—an assistant professor obsessed with the mystery of Nietzsche’s virginity (Castellitto); his father, a philandering doctor (Massimo Popolizio); his filmmaker mother (Manuela Mandracchia); a brash gun-shop clerk (Giorgio Montanini); and many others—flailing about and generally messing with each other in an inept world of schemes that seldom pan out. Ravishingly lensed by Carlo Rinaldi, buoyed by an inspired ensemble cast, and as insightful as it is gleefully brazen, The Predators plumbs the absurd for harsh, hilarious truths about latter-day social stratification.





Bonus Content

Open Roads: New Italian Cinema 2021 Trailer
The Predators Q&A

A conversation with director Pietro Castellitto moderated by FLC film programmer Dan Sullivan.

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