FEATURE FILMS

It's About to Rain

Directed by Haider Rashid

It’s About to Rain tells a universal story about immigrants facing expulsion from a country where they have lived for decades.Said (Lorenzo Baglioni), born and raised in Italy by Algerian parents, is a typical student. He works part-time as a baker, has a beautiful girlfriend, and loves football. When his father loses his job, the family is unable to renew their residency visa as they have done for the past 30 years, and they receive a letter of expulsion. Said, who considers himself entirely Italian, is told to “go home” to Algeria, a country he has never even visited. While his brother hides out, Said decides to use the press and legal system to battle bureaucracy.

Artistic Cast

Lorenzo Baglioni

Mohamed Hanifi

Giulia Rupi

Amir Ati

Michael Alexanian

Denny Bonicolini

Francesco Grifoni

Festivals and Awards

2016 mag Human Rights Nights Gli sguardi dentro – MigrArti
2015 ott Bella Basilicata Film Festival Diritti di Cittadinanza Ieri e Oggi
2014 nov Percorsi Umani – Altro Cinema Possibile Panorama
2014 apr Festival del Cinema Europeo di Lecce In Concorso Premio “Mario Verdone”
2014 mar Festival International du Cinéma Méditerranéen de Tétouan Compétition Officielle Long-Métrage
2014 feb Il Cinema Italiano – Festival a Como Concorso
2014 gen Portofranco – Il cinema invisibile al Baretti Panorama
2013 apr Gulf Film Festival Gulf Feature
Competition 1

2013 nov Wag Film Festival Parenti Stretti
2013 nov Castellinaria Festival Internazionale del Cinema Giovane Bellinzona Concorso 16-20 2013 ago Lo Sguardo di Omero Lungometraggi 1
2013 giu MedFilm Festival Le Perle – Spazio al Cinema Italiano
2013 nov Souq Film Festival Fuori Concorso
2013 ott Arab Film Festival Narrative
2013 ott Mostra Internacional de Cinema de São Paulo Perspectiva Internacional
2013 set Refugee Film Festival Panorama 

Credits

Technical Cast

Written, Directed and Edited by

Haider Rashid

Producer

Haider Rashid

Executive Producer

Abdullah Boushahri, Donald Ranvaud

Live Audio Technician

Manuela Patti

Assistant Director

Daniele Bernabei

First Assistant Camera

Amos Kahana

Director of Photography

Alessio Valori, A.I.C.

Sound Design

Giuseppe Pasquinelli

Production Designer

Matteo Cecconi, Gilda Dolmetta

Make-up

Elena Bucciarelli

Music

Tom Donald

Grip

Mattia Martini, Julien Vannucchi

Colorist

Alessio Focardi

Distribution

RADICAL PLANS

Press Office

REGGI & SPIZZICHINO
Communication

Commercial Direction

Benedetta Caponi