LAMPEDUSA IN WINTER wins Boccalino d’oro

The independent film critics awarded Jakob Brossmann's Locarno Semaine de la Critique entry with the Boccalino d'oro for Best Film.

LAMPEDUSA IN WINTER by Jakob Brossmann

The Italian “refugee island” of Lampedusa is in the firm grip of winters 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.