Sicilian Ghost Story by Antonio Piazza, Fabio Grassadonia,  I/F/CH 2017 , 122 min, DCP.
Italian and German with English subtitles.
  • Director: Antonio Piazza, Fabio Grassadonia
  • Screenplay: Antonio Piazza, Fabio Grassadonia
  • Cinematography: Luca Bigazzi
  • Editing: Cristiano Travaglioli
  • Cast: Julia Jedlikowska, Gaetano Fernandez, Corinne Musallari, Lorenzo Curcio, Vincenzo Amato, Sabine Timoteo, Filippo Luna, Andrea Falzone, Federico Finocchiaro, Baldassarre Tre Re, Rosario Terranova, Gabriele Falsetta, Vincenzo Crivello, Corrado Santoro, Nino Prester
  • Producer: Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima, Carlotta Calori, Massimo Cristaldi, Antonie De Clermont-Tonnerre, Elda Guidinetti, Andres Pfaeffli
  • Production: Indigofilm, Rai Cinema, Ventura films, Mact Productions
  • Distributor: Filmcoopi Zurich
  • Contact: Marco Brazerol,
  • Festivals: Cannes Critics Week (Opening Film)

Sicilian Ghost Story

Based on a 1993 real-life kidnapping of a 12-year-old boy by the Mafia, SICILIAN GHOST STORY follows the disappearance of Giuseppe from his village at the edge of the forest. With everybody in town keeping quiet about the event, only Giuseppe’s classmate, Luna, refuses to accept his mysterious fate. Rebelling against the silence and complicity that surround her in the world of adults, Luna can still feel Giuseppe’s presence around her, in the magical realm of nature and animals around the woods. Equipped only with the power of her unrelenting love, she resolves to find him by descending into the dark world that swallowed him up - where the old lake lies in waiting.

Among the most exciting new voices of Italian cinema, Grassadonia and Piazza continue to merge crime and fairytales, real and dreamlike, just like in SALVO (2013). With their highly imaginative filmmaking, in service of an emotionally powerful story with unlikely protagonists, the two directors challenge the notion of what a Mafia movie can be, arriving to the creation of something beautiful and original.

Antonio Piazza & Fabio Grassadonia
Fabio Grassadonia, born 1968 in Palermo and Antonio Piazza, 1970 in Milan, are Sicilian scriptwriter-directors. After the 2010 short RITA, their debut feature, SALVO, was shown 2013 at Cannes where it won the Nespresso Grand Price and the Prix Révélation of the Semaine de la Critique.

Sicilian Ghost Story
2013 Salvo
2010 Rita (short)