The New Waves Non fiction


Francesco Patierno | Italy | 2018 | 70 min.
O.V in Italian subtitled in English and Spanish

The mafia are not just the underworld and organized crime. It is a way of life, an overwhelming social phenomenon, the engine of the economy and true political class of an entire society. This was the Camorra in Naples between the sixties and the nineties, and this film is told through shocking but real archival materials (watch out for the Camorra children), terrifying and fascinating at the same time. Along with the Gomorrah by Saviano, this film will remain as the darkest testimony of Italian history.



Direction: Francesco Patierno
Script: Francesco Patierno
Editing: Maria Fantastica Valmori
Music: Meg
Sound: Matteo Bendinelli
Production: Andrea Patierno
Production Company: Todos Contentos y yo Tambien, Rai Cinema, Teche Rai


Francesco Patierno (b. 1964) is an Italian director and screenwriter. His first feature-length movie, Pater Familias, was shown in competition at the Berlin Film Festival in 2003. He has worked in both television and cinema over the years. In 2012 La guerra dei vulcani was presented at festivals including Venice, Toronto, London and New York. In 2017, Naples ’44, was in competition at the Rome Film Festival, and his other film Diva!, with eight of Italy’s finest female actors, was officially selected for the Venice Film Festival and won the Nastro d’Argento for Best Documentary Film. Camorra (2018), his latest documentary, premiered at the Venice Film Festival.