23 Nov 6:30 pm: Sicilian Ghost Story
Director: Fabio Grassadonia & Antonio Piazza
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Italian writing and directing partnership Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza hit the ground running with their feature debut, Salvo (2013), a Mafia hitman drama with existential overtones. The pair’s follow-up film, Sicilian Ghost Story, is based on a real-life Mafia kidnapping with the story re-imagined as a supernatural fantasy that adroitly combines its fantastical elements with the grim reality at its dark heart.
13-year-old Giuseppe (Gaetano Fernandez) has a Mafia hit man turned informant for a father, and when the teenager goes missing his father’s former employers naturally come under suspicion. The kidnapped boy’s headstrong girlfriend, Luna (Julia Jedlikowska), rails against her indifferent mother and less than stellar policework in her search for Giuseppe. Luna’s imagination conjures up all manner of places where her missing love might be, and this affords the directors the artistic opportunity to drift between the magical imagery of Luna’s visions and the bleakness of her actual surroundings. A bold and brilliant film.
Italian with English subtitles
Starring: Julia Jedlikowska, Gaetano Fernandez, Corinne Musallari
Produced in: Italy-France-Switzerland
Running time: 122 mins