The Italian film industry appears to be on something of an upward trajectory, after years of decline followed by mediocrity things finally seem to be happening both in terms of quantity and quality being received and seen beyond its home country. While the likes of Paolo Sorrentino and Luca Guadagnino are the current darlings of the critics and are surely recognised by film fans across the globe, there are many more directors that you should be aware of and today I want to talk to you about one who is a rising star of the independent film scene and new generation of film makers – Roberto D’Antona.
Often the restrictions of operating within the fringes of the industry necessitate the taking on of several guises and Roberto D’Antona is no exception as he is often seen both behind the camera (as a writer and a director) and in front of it (in a lead or supporting role) for his films, and in fact may already be recognisable to many of you thanks to his role as ‘Condom’ in his brothers violent crime comedy 2015 film INSANE, but perhaps most likely for his involvement in the recent Tv series THE REAPING or the feature length film THE WICKED GIFT, both of which he starred, wrote and directed. So it is no surprise that his latest film FINO ALL’INFERNO aka ROAD TO HELL is no exception.
The international trailer for ROAD TO HELL has just been released and it looks like it could be one of the best Italian genre releases in years. In the film three robbers, fresh from committing a crime, cross paths with a seemingly cursed woman and her son, all while a mob boss and a secretive organisation give chase in what looks to be an insane and ever escalating violent situation.
Judging by the trailer, whatever you want from a contemporary Italian genre piece is in here and I am hoping that it turns out to be be the stylish, batshit crazy violent Italian genre modern classic that we have all been waiting for.
Additionally I have never heard the word “cazzo” said so much in such a short space of time.
Check out the trailer below and follow the film over on Facebook.