The stylish new biographical drama Bitter Years retraces the real life of Mario Mieli (played her by newcomer Nicola Di Benedetto), one of the founders of the Italian Homosexual Liberation Movement, created in Italy at the beginning of the 1970s.
An activist, intellectual, writer and performer, Mario was a key figure on the Italian cultural scene. Though he died way too young in 1983, his short life was packed with powerful incident. The film follows him through his childhood years – examining a complicated relationship with his parents – to the last years of his life with partner Umberto Pasti (Tobia De Angelis) – which tell an equally difficult and intense love story.
Watch the trailer for Bitter Years below and click here to rent or order your copy. The film is available now on DVD and VOD.