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.
- Michele Pennetta
- Christian Tarabini
- Gabriel Lobos
- Orsola Valenti
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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.
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 at Locarno FF, as well as his debut feature FISHING BODIES. IL MIO CORPO (2020) premiered at Visions du Réel and was selecetd as part of Cannes’ ACID programme.