Mediterranea

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– Apsidairyk.

– Ir? Ką nori daryt? Nori, kad grįžtume? Kiti čia prasimušė. Tiesiog reikia laiko.

Ayiva recently left his home in Burkina Faso in search of a way to provide for his sister and his daughter. He takes advantage of his position in an illegal smuggling operation to get himself and his best friend Abas off of the continent. Ayiva adapts to life in Italy, but when tensions with the local community rise, things become increasingly dangerous. Determined to make his new situation work he attempts to weather the storm, but it has its costs.

Festivals: 

Cannes Film Festival – selected for Critics Week section; Munich Film Festival – One Future Prize – Honorable Mention; nominated for Lux Prize.

Jonas Carpignano

Jonas Carpignano, born in 1984, spent his childhood between Rome and New York City. His two short films The Plain (2011) and A Ciambra (2014) have been shown in prestigious film festivals including Cannes, Venice and the Miami Film Festival. He is an alumnus of the 2012 Sundance Screenwriters and Directors Lab, and the winner of the Sundance/Mahindra Global filmmaking award. In 2012 he was one of the top 25 New Faces in independent film by Filmmaker Magazine. Mediterranea is his first feature film.