Screen can reveal the first trailer for Roberto Minervini’s latest film What You Gonna Do When The World’s On Fire?, which will premiere in competition at the Venice Film Festival (29 Aug - 8 Sept).

Italy’s Minervini has never made a film in his home country, focusing instead on the dispossessed of the American South.

Returning to Venice six years after Low Tide, following two Cannes appearances (Stop The Pounding Heart and The Other Side), the director scores his first A-list festival competition berth with this black-and-white film set among four Southern black communities in the summer of 2017, when police killings of African-Americans were dominating headlines.

The Match Factory are handling international sales.

Read more: Venice 2018 preview - Screen’s guide to the Competition titles