Vancouver International Film Festival 2022
Screening Dates
VIFF 2022

Fausto (Walter Giroldini) and Ivan (Diego Pagotto) finally meet before getting settled at Fausto’s vacant family house, where they will have the necessary privacy to execute their plan. Everything has been thoroughly discussed, arranged, and agreed upon, and the day is looming. But they keep finding excuses to push the event back. In the process, they inadvertently get to know more about each other, boundaries start to blur, and suddenly, moving forward with the plan is no longer as straightforward as it once seemed.

Brilliantly scripted and meticulously structured, Other Cannibals leans cheekily into cultural stereotyping and fetishization to craft an existentialist subversion that draws from the Italian culture of food and family. The black and white film adopts a languid, measured approach, taking time to reveal its hand, each bizarre development and interaction increasingly more insightful. Newcomer Francesco Sossai delivers a deliciously dark comedic curve ball grounded in wonderfully calibrated lead performances, ultimately finding deep humanity amidst the cannibalistic fantasies.

In Italian with English subtitles

Cast: Diego Pagotto, Walter Giroldini, Luisa Mondin, Barbara Turrin, Giovanni Tomassetti, Diego de Francesco

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The Cinematheque is pleased to join with the Vancouver International Film Festival in co-presenting these in-cinema screenings during VIFF 2022. Please note that Cinematheque Passes and Ticket Packs are not valid for any Vancouver International Film Festival screenings.