What happens when a country loses its political identity? Is the concept of “left” and “right” a thing of the past?
Filmmakers Luca Ragazzi and Gustav Hofer, frustrated in their hope for a shift to a more equal and progressive Italy, decide to find out why theirs is such a persistently right-wing country – and what it still means to be on the Left today.
They lead the audience through the most significant moments of recent Italian politics, following the election campaign of two young MPs, participating in a surreal TV quiz show, talking to intellectuals and visiting local party branches.
In their own personal style, the two directors, makers of two previous successful films (Suddenly, Last Winter & Italy Love it or Leave it) try to make sense of Italian politics and society in an ironic and entertaining way, and, beyond Italy, to find out, “What is Left?” in the 21stcentury.