Screenings
Vue West End (Leicester Square)
Tue 26th Sep 20:00
Q&A with Emanuele Crialese moderated by Nick Walker from Rochester Kino

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The sun is high and tourist are pouring into the tiny Sicilian village where Ernesto and his family run a small business fishing and renting their home to Italian tourists. Everybody seems blissful and unaware of the tragedy on the horizon, where refugees fight every day for their lives in the dark, deep waters of the Mediterranean. Should the fishermen rescue them? Is there law at sea, and if so, who makes it? Who should decide who lives and who dies? Ernesto and his grandson will face a hard decision of either saving others or saving their business. It's frightening how little has changed with regard to global immigration since the premiere of Terraferma in 2011. The portrayal seems more accurate now than ever, dealing with problems we know so well from the news. The film’s realistic approach in showing polarized, multiple stands on the matter makes it an authentic depiction of the situation in Southern Europe and a voice worth listening to. The director gives justice to both sides of the issue; however, he does not abandon his protagonist and neither should we. Adam Samuel Court
Runtime
87
Cast
Filippo Pucillo
Donatella Finocchiaro
Mimmo Cuticchio
Giuseppe Fiorello
Timnit T
Country
Italy
Director(s)
Emanuele Crialese
Writer(s)
Emanuele Crialese
Vittorio Moroni
Producer(s)
Riccardo Tozzi
Giovanni Stabilini
Marco Chimenz
Executive Producer(s)
Gina Gardini
Screening Status
Other