DOCUMENTARY
FIRST FILM

Lampedusa in Winter

Jakob Brossmann
The Italian “refugee island” of Lampedusa is in the firm grip of winter's tristesse. Tourists have left, the remaining refugees fight to be taken to the mainland. As a fire destroys the worn down ferry, that connects the island to Italy, the mayor Giusi Nicolini and the local fishermen struggle for a new ship. The tiny community at the edge of Europe is engaged in a desperate struggle for solidarity with those who many consider the cause of the ongoing crisis: the African boat people.
Technical Data
Running time: 93
Format: digital
Screen ratio: 1:1.85
Language spoken: Italian, Arabic, Tigrinya, English
Production year: 2015
Credits
Director(s): Jakob Brossmann
Writer(s): Jakob Brossmann
Cinematographer(s): Serafin Spitzer, Christian Flatzek
Producer(s): Jakob Brossmann
Premiere: Locarno 2015 (Semaine de la critique)
Awards (selection): Boccalino d'oro (Locarno)
Production company
Finali Film & Wortschatz Produktion
Glockengasse 23/13
1020 Vienna
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With
Miramontefilm (I), Nela Märki (CH)
International Sales
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