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Calabria

A film by Pierre-François Sauter

Synopsis

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, who are themselves emigrants, travel from the north to the south of Italy to repatriate the dead body into his home village. Jovan, a gypsy who was a singer in Belgrad, believes in life after death. While José, a Portuguese who is passionate about culture, believes only in what he sees. Together, they face the contingencies and the surprises of the trip. Their journey is an opportunity to pay a tribute to the dead person and to enjoy life.

«A humanist film that transforms the simplicity of everyday life into poetry»
Cineuropa

Technical Details

FormatDCP
Duration117 min
Year2016
Original LanguageFranzösisch, Serbisch, Portugiesisch, Italienisch
SubtitlesFranzösisch, Englisch, Deutsch
CountrySchweiz
ISAN0000-0004-1677-0000-2-0000-0000-V

More Infos

  • Awards

    Construir Cine Festival 2018

    Excellence Award, Feature International Documentary Film

    Flahertiana Film Festival 2017

    “Big Golden Nanook”, Award for the best film of the festival

    SANFICI Santander Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente 2018

    Best Film, International Panorama Competition

    Visions du Réel 2016

    Special Mention

    doclisboa Festival Internacional de Cinema Documental 2016

    City of Lisbon Award for Best Competition Film

  • Festivals

    22e Visions du Réel Festival international de cinéma Nyon, Competition

    April 15, 2016 - April 23, 2016

    69. Film Festival Locarno

    August 03, 2016 - August 13, 2016

    14. doclisboa International Film Festival, Competition

    October 20, 2016 - October 30, 2016

    19. RIDM Rencontres internationales du documentaire Montréal, Competition

    November 10, 2016 - November 20, 2016

    52. Solothurner Filmtage

    January 19, 2017 - January 26, 2017

    Sofia Independent Film Festival 2017, Compétition internationale

    March 09, 2017 - March 19, 2017

    Documenta Madrid 17, Competition

    May 04, 2017 - May 14, 2017

    Beldocs 2017 International Documentary Film Festival

    May 08, 2017 - May 15, 2017

    57th Krakow Film Festival

    May 28, 2017 - June 04, 2017

    Etonnants Voyageurs Festival International 2017

    June 03, 2017 - June 05, 2017

    Atlantida Film Festival 2017, Palma de Mallorca

    June 26, 2017 - July 26, 2017

    Rencontres du film documentaire 2017, Mellionnec

    June 29, 2017 - July 02, 2017

    FIDBA 2017, Buenos Aires International Documentary Film Festival, Compétition internationale

    July 24, 2017 - August 02, 2017

    11. Fünf Seen Filmfestival, Competition

    July 27, 2017 - August 05, 2017

    Open City Documentary Festival 2017, London

    September 05, 2017 - September 10, 2017

    CineMigrante 2017, Buenos Aires

    September 12, 2017 - September 20, 2017

    Flahertiana IDFF 2017, Compétition internationale

    September 15, 2017 - September 21, 2017

    Vilnius Documentary Film Festival 2017, Compétition internationale

    September 21, 2017 - October 01, 2017

    Kings of Doc 2017, Strasbourg

    October 04, 2017 - October 05, 2017

    15th Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, Competition

    October 05, 2017 - October 12, 2017

    Cabo Verde International Film Festival 2017, Compétition internationale

    October 10, 2017 - October 14, 2017

    Astra Film Festival 2017, Romania, Compétition internationale

    October 16, 2017 - October 22, 2017

    Doclisboa 2017

    October 19, 2017 - October 29, 2017

    Festival de Cine Europeo de Lima 2017

    October 24, 2017 - November 08, 2017

    European Film Festival Jordan 2017

    November 23, 2017 - December 02, 2017

    Forumdoc.bh 2017, 21º Festival do Filme Documentário e Etnográfico, Brazil, International Showcase

    November 23, 2017 - December 03, 2017

    Porto/Post/Doc Hà Filmes Na Baixa! 2017

    November 27, 2017 - December 03, 2017

    SANFICI 2018, Santander Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente, Colombia

    January 31, 2018 - February 03, 2018

    Doc Fortnight 2018: MoMa's International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media, New York

    February 15, 2018 - February 26, 2018

    Semaine de la langue française et de la francophonie 2018, Milan

    March 17, 2018 - March 17, 2018

    Construir Cine, Labor International Film Festival 2018, Argentinia, Competition internationale

    May 10, 2018 - May 16, 2018

  • Credits

    Protagonisten

    Jovan Nikolic

    José Russo Baião

    Director

    Pierre-François Sauter

    Script

    Pierre-François Sauter

    Nadejda Magnenat

    Production

    Mira Film

    Le Laboratoire Central

    Producers

    Nadejda Magnenat

    Hercli Bundi

    Associate Producers

    Vadim Jendreyko

    Pierre-François Sauter

    Producteurs Adjoints

    Peter Zwierko

    Susanne Guggenberger

    Camera

    Joakim Chardonnens

    Pierre-François Sauter

    Montage

    Anja Bombelli

    Sound

    Patrick Becker

    Masaki Hatsui

    Montage Sound

    Jérôme Cuendet

    Sound Design und Tonmischung

    Etienne Curchod

    Redaktion unité des films documentaires RTS

    Irène Challand

    Gaspard Lamunière