EFP Cannes
21 September 2017

Lampedusa

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Lampedusa

original title:

LAMPEDUSA

cast:

Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Mariangela Ciccarello, Joris Lachaise, Carlo Signati

country:

Italy/France/USA

year:

2015

film run:

14'

format:

Super 8mm/HD - colour

status:

Ready (15/07/2015)

festival & awards:

Combining high definition and Super 8 footage, Lampedusa is composed of interwoven narratives based on a series of real events. In late 1831, a volcanic island suddenly erupted from the sea a few kilometers off the southern coast of Sicily. An international dispute ensued, during which a number of European powers laid claim to this newfound “land.” The island receded below sea level six months later, leaving only a rocky ledge under the sea. A general reflection about human desires for possession and the possibility of a utopia, Lampedusa also brings the viewer into contact with the contemporary condition of the Mediterranean.