Bad Times

  • Director: Irene Ammaturo
    Cinematography: Ester Seppi
    Editing: Marco Vitale

  • duration: 51'
  • production year: 2013
  • original title: Maletiempo

“What should I do now? Should I go or should I stay? Where do I stand? I am 35 years old and I would like to live and work where I was born, in South Italy. But what it means to live there? How many compromises do I have to accept? What can I really change? " The director returns to her hometown, Salerno and interrogates family and friends to find answers for the unsolved questions. Meanwhile, sea and concrete are contending the city. New buildings corrode the beach and the port of the old fishermen, while an entire generation of young people continues to leave the south. Without public space and work means maletiempo, bad times, and it becomes difficult to make a decision.