Sicilian Ghost Story


Sunday, Nov. 4 at 9:30pm
Saturday, Nov. 10 at 9:35pm
Plaza Frontenac Cinema
Plaza Frontenac Cinema

In a little Sicilian village at the edge of a forest, 13-year-old Giuseppe vanishes. Luna, a classmate who’s secretly smitten with the boy, refuses to accept his mysterious disappearance. Rebelling against the silence and complicity that surround her, she bravely ventures deeper and deeper into the gloomy and enchanted Sicilian forests. Variety writes of the film, which debuted at Cannes in 2017: “In ‘Sicilian Ghost Story,’ co-directors Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza’s superb follow-up to 2013’s Critics’ Week prizewinner ‘Salvo,’ the duo evocatively interweave the richness of fairy tales with the obscenity of Mafia control. Based on the 1993 kidnapping of 12-year-old Giuseppe Di Matteo,... the film invents a classmate with a crush who refuses to sweep Giuseppe’s disappearance under the rug. Her bond with the kidnapped boy, manifested through fairy tale symbols — a forest, a cave, animals, a lake — seamlessly dovetails with reality, drawing to the surface the anguish of a lost life.”

122 min.

Directed by

Fabio Grassadonia & Antonio Piazza



Film Category

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