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Sicilian Ghost Story Rated 15

Sicilian Ghost Story

Dir. Fabio Grassadonia, Antonio Piazza. Italy, 2017. 1h 54m. Italian/subs. Starring Julia Jedlikowska, Gaetano Fernandez, Corinne Musallari, Andrea Falzone, Federico Finocchiaro.

In a little Sicilian village at the edge of a forest, a young girl goes in search of a 13-year-old boy who has recently gone missing. Inspired by the real-life kidnapping of teenager Giuseppe Di Matteo in 1993, this gothic fantasy combines teenage romance with a Mafia thriller.

‘Co-directors Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza beautifully mix fairy tale and mythological tropes with the harsh reality of a Mafia kidnapping.’ Jay Weissberg, Variety

‘If Grassadonia and Piazza had simply retold the story, it would have been gripping enough, but they deepen the intensity and widen the meaning by letting the tale unfold in a strange filmic space between cruel reality and ghostly fantasy.’ Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter