In 1995, Lorenzo CONTE and Davide Barletti founded the audiovisual collective Fluid Video Crew, which was the predecessor of their film company Fluid Productions. Between 1995 and 2005, the collective produced around 50 works, including films, documentaries, shorts and TV series shot on video and Super-8. The works deal with counter-culture news by discussing subjects like child labour, immigration and alternative culture. Since the start of Fluid Video Crew, the two directors have worked together on feature documentaries and feature films. The War of the Bumpkins (2017) is their second co-directed feature.
Lorenzo Conte at IFFR
La guerra dei cafoni
Global politics in a nutshell: set in the mythical 1970s, bathed in Mediterranean sun, the eternal struggle between the ruling elite and the underclass is sketched as a fairy-tale-like ‘war of country bumpkins’. But in a holiday resort populated entirely by young people, change never comes without love.