Scene from the film Il mio corpo
Scene from the film Il mio corpo
Scene from the film Il mio corpo
Scene from the film Il mio corpo
Scene from the film Il mio corpo
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Il mio corpo

  • Switzerland
  • Italy
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Shaken by the jolts of a van which snakes among the rocky ground roasted by the raging sun of Sicily, the Prestifilippos collect scrap metal in open-air dumps to resell it. Oscar, the youngest, dreams of escaping the grip of his authoritarian father, an ambiguous figure who puts him down while asserting that he does whatever he can for his sons.

Not far from this proletarian European family is another survivor, Stanley. He is Nigerian, and arrived by sea. He is authorized to stay for six months and enjoys the protection of a priest for whom he cleans the church and who finds him jobs as a farmhand. These two beings, seemingly separated by everything, nonetheless share, in addition to this dry and hostile land the feeling of having been thrown to the world, of suffering the choices made by others.

In a cathartic and humanist gesture, Il mio corpo is going to bring together these two suspended bodies, in search of emancipation, and offer them the possibility of sharing their condition as prisoners on an island, during an encounter that is as intense as it is fleeting.

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  • Original title
    Il mio corpo
  • Direction
  • DOP
    Paolo Ferrari
  • Editing
    Damian Plandolit, Orsola Valenti
  • Sound
    Edgar Iacolenna
  • Duration
    81 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Switzerland
    • Italy
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Visions du Réel
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