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Director
Emanuele Crialese

Filmography
1994 Heartless (short)
1997 Once We Were Strangers
2002 Respiro
2006 Nuovomondo/The Golden Door
2011 Terraferma

Biography
Born in 1965, he is a Roman film director of Sicilian origins. In 1991 he moved to the US to study Film Directing at New York University. After a number of short films, he made his feature film debut in 1997 with Once We Were Strangers, which received several prizes from festivals around the world. With it, hewas the first Italian filmmaker invited to attend the Sundance US Dramatic Competition. His first Italian work, Respiro, has known international success and his next film, The Golden Door,won the Silver Lion at the 63rd Venice IFF and obtained worldwide recognition.

Main program

Mainland / Emanuele Crialese

A tight-knit family living on an island south of Sicily find their ties stretched to the limit when a group of illegal immigrants from Africa appears in their community. The Italians offer them refuge: it is the ancient law of the sea. However, the new man-made laws do not allow this and their life is turned upside down. Used to making their living from the ocean, the world is now encroaching in the form of tourism and the illegals forcing each member of the family to make some choices. Terraferma is the desired destination of those traveling by sea, but it may also turn out to be an island with its deep-rooted traditions.


Director:Emanuele Crialese
Script:Emanuele Crialese, Vittorio Moroni
Cinematography:Fabio Cianchetti
Editing:Simona Paggi
Sound:Pierre- Yves Lavoué
Music:Franco Piersanti
Costumes:Eva Coen
With:Filippo Pucillo (Filippo), Donatella Finocchiaro (Giulietta), Mimmo Cuticchio (Ernesto), Giuseppe Fiorello (Nino), Timnit T. (Sara), Martina Codecasa (Maura), Filippo Scarafia (Marco), Pierpaolo Spollon (Stefano), Tiziana Lodato (Maria), Rubel Tsegay Abraha (Omar), Claudio Santamaria (Financial Police Officer)
World Sales:Elle Driver, France Adeline Fontan-Tessaur T. +33 6 9947 9810 adeline@elledriver.eu www.elledriver.eu
Production Design:Paolo Bonfini
Producer:Riccardo Tozzi, Giovanni Stabilini, Marco Chimenz
Production:Cattleya T. +39 06 367 201 F. +39 06 367 2050 info@cattleya.it www.cattleya.it
Production Country:Italy-France
Co-production:Rai Cinema, Sicilia Film Commission
Format:35mm Color
Duration:88'
Production Year:2011
UNICEF Award, Best Film Award, Special Jury Prize - Venice IFF 2011
Screening Schedule
FRIDA LIAPPA:Monday, November 07, 2011 - 18:00 | ID:344
FRIDA LIAPPA:Tuesday, November 08, 2011 - 13:00 | ID:442
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