Fishing Bodies

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    Fishing Bodies

    Pescatori di corpi

    Directed by

    Switzerland

    2016

    65 min

    • Arabic
    • Italian

    Documentary

    The film follows the crew of the Alba Angela, a clandestine fishing boat, as their destinies cross path with Ahmed, a refugee who now lives illegally on the boat that, before becoming his home and prison, brought others like him to Sicily. An intimate portrait of indifference in the face of immigration.

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    Credits

    Screenplay
    Michele Pennetta
    Christian Tarabini
    Cinematography
    Gabriel Lobos
    Editing
    Orsola Valenti
    Production
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    What makes Fishing Bodies such a simple yet remarkable film are the tiny and seemingly superficial details that weave together the lives of its characters.

    Giorgia Del Don, Cineuropa

    Michele Pennetta

    Michele Pennetta

    Italy

    My path in cinema has brought me something precious by developing my own sensibility.

    Michele Pennetta was born in Varese, Italy, in 1984. He studied at the École cantonale d’art in Lausanne (ECAL) and obtained an MA in film direction in 2010. His graduation film I CANI ABBAIANO (2010) was selected by a number of international festivals, including Cinéma du Réel in Paris and the Torino Film Festival. His short THE BET (2013) was selected in FF Locarno, as well as his debut feature FISHING BODIES.

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