23rd ATHENS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

AIFF.GR

Sicilian Ghost Story

28/9/2017, 21:45, Danaos 1 (P)
29/9/2017, 19:45, Danaos 2

The true story of the abduction of a 13-year-old boy by the Mafia, which shocked the whole of Italy in the 90s, is transformed into a heartbreaking fairy tale of wild beauty in the hands of Grassadonia, and Piazza, which is intricately woven around the reality of organised crime. In this fairy tale little Luna breaks the code of silence of her immediate surroundings in an attempt to shed light on the disappearance of her beloved Giuseppe who has stolen her heart. The opening films of the Critic's Week at the Cannes Film Festival. Directors in attendance

Sicilian Ghost Story

In a remote village of Sicily, the news of 13-year-old Giuseppe gone missing is causing lukewarm responses. Luna, a young student who’s in love with him, decides to break the omerta of the people around her and shed a light to the mysterious disappearance.

Directors Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza were inspired by the true story of a Mafia kidnapping that shocked Italy in the 90s. After the remarkable “Salvo”, the directors return with a dark fairytale spun artfully around the true facts of a horrific crime. Borrowing from mythology and using literary patterns of the cinema of the fantastic, they experiment successfully with various film genres and end up telling an atmospheric, extremely touching story about love. Directors in attendance

Directors: Fabio Grassadonia, Antonio Piazza
Screenwriters: Fabio Grassadonia, Antonio Piazza
DoP: Luca Bigazzi
Music: Soap & Skin, Anton Spielmann
Editor: Cristiano Travaglioli
Principal Cast: Julia Jedlikowska, Gaetano Fernandez, Corinne Musallari, Vincenzo Amato, Sabine Timoteo, Filippo Luna

Italy, France, Switzerland | 2017 | Color | DCP | 122' | Italian, German