Terraferma

Directed by Emanuele Crialese

Year: 2011
Running Time: 88
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
Country: Italy
Language: English
Genres: Adventure, Drama
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Terraferma

Cast
Donatella Finocchiaro
Filippo Pucillo
Mimmo Cuticchio

Crew
Directed by Emanuele Crialese


Until actually confronted with having to make a life and death decision, who can know, with absolute certainty, how they will react? Set on and around a summer tourist island off the coast of Sicily, Terraferma tells the story of two struggling, yet disparate families, whose members become fatefully intertwined. A well intentioned, but illegal rescue of immigrant ‘boat people,’ forces the individuals of the indigenous family to choose between their economic survival and doing the morally correct thing with respect to the family they’ve saved at sea. In the process, both families are slowly torn apart as they come to grips with the harsh reality and consequences of their actions.

 

 

Awards

  • Winner- Special Jury Prize Bastia Italian Film Festival

  • Winner- Movie of the Year Award, Capri Hollywood International Film Festival

  • Winner- Bridging the Borders Award, Palm Springs International Film Festival

  • Winner- Special Jury Prize UNICEF Award, Venice Film Festival

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