Film Block: T      Cinema:  LAB 2        Date:  03.03.18              Time: 8.15-9.30 PM


Director: Giovanni Coda

Country: Italy 

Runtime: 8 min

Genre: Drama / LGBT / Men


April 20, 2017 – Avenue des Champs-Elysées. 

During an attack, police officer Xavier, among his injured fellow-officers, was shot dead. There are broken dreams and unanswered expectations of peace. But there is no place for hate, dialogue and tolerance being the only possible solutions. The film poetically describes the 12 hours of the couple’s life before the killing and the subsequent desperation, which finds its peak in the letter in which Etienne tells to terrorists: “You will not have my hate”. An episode from real life (the letter was published and went viral on the Web) for us all to think about.

Rated: 15

Q&A with director Giovanni Coda after this block 




Giovanni Coda is an Italian director, video-artist, and photographer from Cagliari, Sardinia. He began his artistic career in literature and theatre arts, and in 1996 founded V-art (Festival Internazionale Immagine d’Autore), a shorts festival focused on the video art form.  Jo’s installations of photography and video art have been exhibited in many international museums and exhibitions, including: the Video Art Biennale in Venice and Milan, the Ayoama University in Tokyo, the Watermans Arts Centre in London, the Maison d’Italie in Paris, the Museum Reina Sofia in Madrid, the Teatro Vittorio in Rome and many others. 

In 2016 he released ‘Bullied to Death’ a film inspired by the true story of a fourteen-year-old American boy who committed suicide in the wake of a dramatic sequence of serious acts related to school bullying and cyberbullying. The film has won many awards in festivals around the world.