Babylonia Mon Amour

Having been evicted from their squats in Barcelona, two groups of Senegalese men float in an apparently endless drift. Unemployed, but proud, they try to make the best of an existence punctuated by harassment from the police and citizens who believe that general Franco would have never allowed such unruly behaviour. It begins to dawn on them that their European dream may be nothing more than an illusion.

Director Pierpaolo Verdecchi captures the rage, tenderness and despair of men existing on society’s b-side. Shot in precise black and white, stylish and observational, the film has the fierce pulse of a hip-hop song and the melancholic feeling of a reggae ballad.


Event: Screening

Director: Pierpaolo Verdecchi

Year: 2017

Country: Italy

Date: Friday 30 November

Time: 3.45pm

Location: Gold Room, Scottish Youth Theatre