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CIAO BELLA

Berlinale 2008. Generation 14+ – Official Selection Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2008. Variety Critics – Official Selection
Sarajevo Film Festival 2008. XploreZone – Official Selection
Ciao Bella is the intimate story of young love coming up against obstacles such as prejudice and everyday racism. A passionate teenage romantic encounter brings out drastic comic situations around gender stereotypes and sexual peer pressure.  A coming of age story that depicts the most vulnerable part of a teenagers life with subtlety and humour.

‘Debuting helmer Mani Masserat-Aghat’s delightful romantic comedy “Ciao Bella” takes on Swedish attitudes toward immigrants and foreigners with a pitch-perfect story about young love, sex, ethnicity and fear of being an outsider. Cut from the same cloth as smart coming-of-agers such as “Bend It Like Beckham.”’
Variety


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CAST & CREW

Producer: A Gotafilm production, produced by Olle Wirenhed. Executive Producer, Christer Nilson. In co-production with Film I Vast, Sandrew Metronome..

Technical Details: Sweden; 2007; 86 min; Swedish, Italian, English, Farsi

Cast: Poyan Karimi, Chanelle Lindell, Oliver Ingrosso, Fridrika Tham, Arash Bolouri, Hussein Zazem, Jimmy Lindstrom


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Directed by: Directed by Mani Maserrat-Aghat.

Producer: A Gotafilm production, produced by Olle Wirenhed. Executive Producer, Christer Nilson. In co-production with Film I Vast, Sandrew Metronome..

Technical Details: Sweden; 2007; 86 min; Swedish, Italian, English, Farsi

Cast: Poyan Karimi, Chanelle Lindell, Oliver Ingrosso, Fridrika Tham, Arash Bolouri, Hussein Zazem, Jimmy Lindstrom

Synopsis
Ciao Bella is the intimate story of young love coming up against obstacles such as prejudice and everyday racism. A passionate teenage romantic encounter brings out drastic comic situations around gender stereotypes and sexual peer pressure.  A coming of age story that depicts the most vulnerable part of a teenagers life with subtlety and humour.

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‘Debuting helmer Mani Masserat-Aghat’s delightful romantic comedy “Ciao Bella” takes on Swedish attitudes toward immigrants and foreigners with a pitch-perfect story about young love, sex, ethnicity and fear of being an outsider. Cut from the same cloth as smart coming-of-agers such as “Bend It Like Beckham.”’

Variety