Sicilian Ghost Story

Fabio Grassadonia, Antonio Piazza

Focus Italy, France, Switzerland 120 min Catalan premiere Fiction

Synopsis

In a little Sicilian village at the edge of a forest, Giuseppe, a boy of 13, vanishes. Luna, his classmate who loves him, refuses to accept his mysterious disappearance. She rebels against the code of silence and collusion that surrounds her, and to find him she descends into the dark world which has swallowed him up and which has a lake as its mysterious entrance. Only their indestructible love will be able to bring her back along.

Themes

AmistatLoveEuropean CinemaComing-of-ageSci-fi & FantasySocial Issues

Director

Fabio Grassadonia, Antonio Piazza

They presented their first feature film, Salvo, at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Semaine de la Critique’s Grand Prix and Prix Révélation. It was released in 20 countries and shown at prestigious international festivals. In 2010, Fabio and Antonio made their directing debut with the short film Rita, which they wrote and produced, and which garnered top awards in Italy and abroad. They are also script consultants for major European institutions like the Berlinale Residency, Locarno Open Doors and the Torino FilmLab.

Filmography: Sicilian Ghost Story (codirected, 2017, D'A 2022), Salvo (codirected, 2013), Rita (short, codirected, 2010)

Fabio Grassadonia, Antonio Piazza

Film information

Director: Fabio Grassadonia, Antonio Piazza
Script: Fabio Grassadonia, Antonio Piazza
Contact: The Match Factory
With: Julia Jedlikowska, Gaetano Fernandez, Corinne Musallari, Andrea Falzone, Federico Finocchiaro, Lorenzo Curcio, Vincenzo Amato, Sabine Timoteo, Filippo Luna, Baldassare Tre Re, Rosario Terranova, Gabriele Falsetta, Vincenzo Crivello, Corrado Santoro
Country: Italy, France, Switzerland
Year: 2017
Format: DCP
Length: 120 min
Language: Italian
Subtitles: Catalan, English
Edition: 2022

Awards

SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
Mahindra Global Filmmaking Award

DAVID DI DONATELLO AWARDS
Best Adapted Screenplay

Poster

Sicilian Ghost Story