ENTROPY

[35′ – Documentary, 2017, Malta]

A film by: Massimo Denaro


Year: 2017
Production: Film Grain Foundation
Script, direction, editing, cinematography, postproduction: Massimo Denaro

With the partecipation of: Nikita Zammit Alamango, Alex Caruana, Alexander Mangion, Erica Schembri

Assistant Editor: Martin Bonnici, Viky Refalo
Sound mixer: Marco Falloni
Camera assistants: Donatella Incardona, Rosario Puzzo
Production assistant: Sara Scerri
English subtitles: Joanna Ellul

Special thanks:
Alex Mangion and Nikita Zammit Alamango and their families, Josianne Cauci, Moviment Graffitti, Partit Laburista, Parti Nazzjonalista, ONE group, Gugar hangout bar, Roberta Alì, Stuppatedda, Valletta Film Festival team and all volunteers.

Entropy, from Ancient Greek ἐντροπία (entropía, “a turning towards”), from ἐν (en, “in”) + τροπή (tropḗ, “a turning”). The word “entropy” in information theory refers to lack of order or predictability. The term could be extended also to gradual decline into disorder. In phisics, entropy is how the energy in the universe is distributed.

SYNOPSIS:
Politics in Malta is a unique case. This is probably the only country in the world where all the nation is actively involved in elections, where almost everyone turns into a crazy supporter of the red or the blue party, where politics mix deeply with football and religious faith. On 1st of May 2017 the Maltese PM announced snap elections, throwing coals on the fire of the island, on the verge of losing its credibility because of the recent scandals after Panama papers’ data leak. As a result, people were completely divided along the 4 weeks of one of the most aggressive election campaigns in Maltese history. This documentary follows the journey of a few young people and their approach to politics.

FESTIVALS AND SCREENINGS
Presented officially at 3rd Valletta Film Festival