Switzerland, Italy / 2020 / 75'
Oscar dreams of escaping the grip of his father whom he helps collect scrap metal in unauthorised dumps in Sicily. Stanley, a Nigerian refugee, is authorized to stay for six months and works, thanks to a priest, as a farmhand to survive. In this intense film, Michele Pennetta offers these two beings, seemingly separated by everything, the possibility of a meeting that will reveal their condition, equivalent to that of prisoners on an island, being thrown to the world and suffering the choices made by others.
Director: Michele Pennetta
Script: Michele Pennetta, Christian Tarabini, Arthur Brugger
Photography: Paolo Ferrari
Editing: Orsola Valenti, Damian Plandolit
Sound: Edgar Iacolenna
Music: Nathalie Rebholz
Production: Joëlle Bertossa, Flavia Zanon, Giovanni Pompili
- Fishing Bodies/ Pescatori di corpi (2016)
Festivals and awards:
- International Film Festival Nyon – Visions du Réel, Switzerland (2020)
- Cannes International Film Festival – ACID Programme, France (2020)