Fabio Grassadonia

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Cannes

CANNES 2017: SICILIAN GHOST STORY BY FABIO GRASSADONIA AND ANTONIO PIAZZA

By Mónica Delgado

If in Salvo, Grassadonia and Piazza’s previous film, the filmmakers returned to some motifs proper of “mafia films” to then place them in a dark setting, like in a sophisticated and austere film noir, in Sicilian Love Story they seem to be inspired by the same issues, but this time with a fantastic and coming-of-age kind of view. And there lies the originality of this film, which starts like Romeo and Juliet, in a town far away from this insular Italy, where two adolescents in school have a relationship which is not approved by a castrating ghostly mother.

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