March 06, 2012

Terraferma (2011)

Directed by: Emanuele Crialese
Country: Italy

Plot: A Sicilian family deals with the arrival of a group of immigrants on their island.
Quick comment: Crialese (“respiro”; “the golden door”) expose the issue of illegal immigration lived in the Sicily islands. It’s curious the dilemma that opposes the law of the fishermen to the law of the authorities concerning immigration. Despite some irrelevant scenes and an unfinished story, "terraferma" is worth seeing for its cinematography and to better understand the different sides taken by the inhabitants that live mostly from fishery and tourist activities.
Relevant Awards: Special Jury Prize and Pasinetti Award at Venice Film Festival, Italy.

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