Mediterranea | LUX PRIZE


reż|dir Jonas Carpignano | IT, FR, USA, DE QA | 2015 | 107 min
prod|pro Jason Michael Berman, Chris Columbus, Jon Coplon, Christoph Daniel, Andrew Kortschak, John Lesher, Ryan Lough, Justin Nappi, Alain Peyrollaz, Gwyn Sannia, Marc Schmidheiny, Victor Shapiro, Raphael Swann, Ryan Zacarias scen|wr Jonas Carpignano zdj|ph Wyatt Garfield muz|mus Dan Romer, Benh Zeitlin mon|ed Sanabel Cherqaoui, Affonso Gonçalves, Nico Leunen ob|cast Alassane Sy, Pio Amato, Francesco Papasergio, Koudous Seihon dys|dis NDM


Ayiva recently left his home in Burkina Faso in search of a way to provide for his sister and his daughter. He takes advantage of his position in an illegal smuggling operation to get himself and his best friend Abas off of the continent. Ayiva adapts to life in Italy, but when tensions with the local community rise, things become increasingly dangerous. Determined to make his new situation work he attempts to weather the storm, but it has its costs.

2015 Cannes IFF –Nomination to Critics’ Week Grand Prize and Golden Camera, 2016 Independent Spirit Awards – Nominated for Best First Feature, Best First Screenplay (Jonas Carpignano) and Best Male Lead (Koudous Seihon)

Jonas Carpignano (1984) Italian director and screenwriter. He was born in New York in Italian-African American family. Carpignano’s short films were shown at international film festivals in Cannes, Venice and at Sundance Film Festival. “Mediterranea” is his feature debut.

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Projekt i realizacja: Tomasz Żewłakow