CALABRIA

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Feature Documentary by Pierre-François Sauter, 116 Minutes   

Synopsis

Calabria is a road movie in a hearse. After the death of a Calabrian emigrant who came to Switzerland to find work, two undertakers, Jovan and José, emigrants themselves, travel from the north to the south of Italy to repatriate the deceased to his home village. Jovan, a gypsy who was singer in Belgrade, believes in life after death, while José, a Portuguese man with a passion for culture, believes only what he sees. Together, all of them face the trip's surprises and contingencies. Their voyage at once pays tribute to the dead person and celebrates life.

Cast and Crew

with
Jovan Nikolic
José Russo Baião 

Director: Pierre-François Sauter
Written by: Pierre-François Sauter, Nadejda Magnenat
Production: Mira Film, Le Laboratoire Central
Producers: Nadejda Magnenat, Hercli Bundi
Associate Producer: Vadim Jendreyko, Pierre-François Sauter
Producteurs Adjoints: Peter Zwierko, Susanne Guggenberger
Cinematography: Joakim Chardonnens, Pierre-François Sauter
Editing: Anja Bombelli
Location Sound: Patrick Becker, Masaki Hatsui
Sound Editing: Jérôme Cuendet
Sound Design and Soundmix: Etienne Curchod
Commissionerss unité des films documentaires RTS: Irène Challand, Gaspard Lamunière

Info

Feature Documentary by Pierre-François Sauter,
Coproduction of  Mira Film and Le Laboratoire Central with RTS Radio Télévision Suisse
DCP, 116 Minutes, Colour, 16:9
Original Version French/Serbian, Subtitles French/English/German
© 2016 Mira Film / Le Laboratoire Central / RTS
ISAN 0000-0004-1677-0000-2-0000-0000-V
www.calabria-film.com

Financially supported by Bundesamt für Kultur BAK, Cinéforom and Loterie Romande, Zürcher Filmstiftung, Fonds culturel Suissimage, Succès Passage Antenne, Succès Cinéma, Société Suisse des Auteurs (SSA)

Presse

Requests to: info@mirafilm.ch
Download Presskit, stills and poster here: vincafilm.ch/katalog/31-calabria/

Press reviews

Schnörkellose Delikatesse, besinnliche Ruhe Filmbulletin 27. Juni 2017
Etwas vom Spannendsten im Kino Das Kulturmagazin 1. Juni 2017
Aux accents faulkneriens Film-documentaire 05.05.2017
Une véritable immersion Décadrages No 34-36 2017 
Viagem emocional a Itália Diaro de Noticias 02.04.2017 
Aventuroso Expresso 01.04.2017 
Un viaggio quasi mistico Filmexplorer 21.01.2017 
Un film remarquablement bien construit Cahiers Du Cinema Dezember 2016
Fable de la vie Panorama-cinema 19.11.2016 
Humaniza imigração  Cinematograficamentefalando 26. Oktober 2016
Discreta, rispettosa e riflessiva Cinelapsus 25. Oktober 2016
Celebração da vida Espalhafactos 24.10.2016 
Trasforma la semplicità in poesia
 Cineuropa 26. April 2016
Spur im Gedächtnis Art-TV 24 April 2016
La comédie extraordinaire 24 heures 14. April 2016
Heart-warming Visions du Réel 24. April 2016
Comédie extraordinaire 24 heures 14.04.2016   

DVD

The DVD will be released in 2018

Festivals / Awards
Visions du Réel Nyon 2016, International Competition: SPECIAL MENTION  
Festival del film Locarno 2016, Panorama Suisse
Doclisboa 2016, International Competition: CITY OF LISBON AWARD FOR BEST COMPETITION FILM
RIDM Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal 2016, International Competition
Solothurner Filmtage 2017, Panorama     
4doc Cinema Ideal, Lisboa 2017
Porto PostDoc, Há Filmes na Baixa! 2017
DocumentaMadrid 17 2017, International Competition 
Beldocs 2017 International Documentary Film Festival 2017 
57th Krakow Film Festival 2017 
Extensoes Doclisboa’16, Torres Vedras 2017
Atlantida Film Festival 2017
Fünf Seen Filmfestival 2017, International Competition   
Vilnius Documentary Film Festival 2017