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Nuovomondo

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Year of participation 2007
Program Feature Competition

Nuovomondo
Producer(s) Fabrizio Mosca, Alexandre Mallet-Guy, Emanuele Crialese
Director(s) Emanuele Crialese
Script Emanuele Crialese
Director of Photography Agnès Godard
Production designer Carlos Conti
Music by Antonio Castrigano
Sound Pierre-Yves Lavoué
Edit Maryline Monthieux
Cast Charlotte Gainsbourg, Vincenzo Amato, Aurora Quattrocchi, Francesco Casisa, Filippo Pucillo, Federica De Cola, Isabella Ragonese, Vincent Schiavelli, Massimo Laguardia, Filippo Luna, Andrea Prodan, Ernesto Mahieux
 

Synopsis

1913. In a desolate corner of the Sicilian countryside lives the Mancuso family The monotony of daily life is relieved by the arrival of a man from America. This man goes from place to place talking about the New World and its inhabitants, of the riches of this paradise. His job is to accompany the families of the men who have left previously and are now happily working in the Promised Land.The man has come to offer his help to the Mancuso family during the voyage ahead. To become citizens of the New World, they must die a little, and must be reborn. They must leave behind the antiquated customs of their homeland; they must be strong in body and healthy in mind, must swear loyalty if they wish to pass through The Golden Door. The time during which this metamorphosis is to be accomplished is a time of two weeks of the ocean crossing, after which they will arrive at the place of Final Judgement: the Island of Tears, Ellis Island. Here many families will be forced to to split up forever. Not all are privileged to enter the gates of Heaven.

Awards

Venice IFF, 2006 (Silver Lion – Revelation, 'CinemAvvenire' Award - Best Film, FEDIC Award, Pasinetti Award - Best Film, SIGNIS Award, UNICEF Award).

Moscow Cinema
 Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation
 
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