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Sicilian Ghost Story

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Sicilian Ghost Story

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When the hypnotic Sicilian Ghost Story opened the Critics’ Week at Cannes in 2017, it received a thunderous ten-minute standing ovation, and it is not hard to understand why. Based on a true tale—the 1993 Mafia kidnapping of the son of an informant and the boy’s 779…

When the hypnotic Sicilian Ghost Story opened the Critics’ Week at Cannes in 2017, it received a thunderous ten-minute standing ovation, and it is not hard to understand why. Based on a true tale—the 1993 Mafia kidnapping of the son of an informant and the boy’s 779-day ordeal—Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza’s drama uses this reality as a mere starting point for a deep dive into a dream world where people and nature are always more than they seem. When her 12-year-old classmate and new heartthrob Giuseppe (Gaetano Fernandez) vanishes without a word, young Luna (marvellously played by Julia Jedlikowska) mounts a search for him that takes her into mysterious and dangerous places… Gorgeously photographed by Italy’s foremost cinematographer, Luca Bigazzi (The Great Beauty, Youth), Sicilian Ghost Story is simply unforgettable.

‘[The film] carries an emotional punch greater than the melodramatic clinches of most adult crime, horror, or message movies. Sicilian Ghost Story melds elements of all three into a poignant, rapturous panorama of imperilled youth triumphing—albeit partway—over malice and corruption. This insidiously unsettling, genuinely haunting film captures the latent evil within a sun-kissed Sicilian town and the natural and supernatural shocks and wonders that permeate the deep forest beyond.’— Michael Sragow, Film Comment

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Cast: Julia Jedlikowska, Gaetano Fernandez, Corinne Musallari, Andrea Falzone, Federico Finocchiaro, Lorenzo Curcio
 

Screenings

Sicilian Ghost Story

Cinecitta 4Friday 18 Oct19:15 - 21:15
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Sicilian Ghost Story

Cinecitta 1Saturday 19 Oct13:00 - 15:00
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Sicilian Ghost Story

Cinecitta 3Saturday 19 Oct21:15 - 23:15
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About

English title
Sicilian Ghost Story
Country
Italy, France, Switzerland
Year
2017
Length
120 min.
Director
Fabio Grassadonia, Antonio Piazza
Exec. producer
Francesco Tatò
Producer
Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima, Carlotta Calori, Massimo Cristaldi
Screenwriter
Fabio Grassadonia, Antonio Piazza
Cinematog.
Luca Bigazzi
Editor
Cristiano Travaglioli
Composer
Soap&Skin, Anton Spielmann
Prod. Designer
Marco Dentici
Prod. companies
Indigo Film / Cristaldi Pics
Sales agent
The Match Factory
Format
DCP