SOUTH IS NOTHING

IL SUD È NIENTE

By Fabio MOLLO

B24 FILM - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2012

“Now that I have seen you, I want to know the truth”

Festivals
& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2013
Discovery
Rome FF 2013
Golden Camera - Camera d'oro - Producer
Berlinale - EFM 2014
Generation
    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • ITALY, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • ITALIAN
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Fabio MOLLO
    • Writer(s)
    • Fabio MOLLO, Josella PORTO, Andrea Paolo MASSARA
    • Producer(s)
    • Jean Denis LE DINAHET (b24 film), Sébastien MSIKA (b24 film)
    • Synopsis
    • Grazia lives in a small town on the Strait of Messina with her father Cristiano who sells dried fish. She was 12 when her older brother Pietro emigrated to Germany and never came back. One day Cristiano said that Pietro was dead and he never wanted to talk about it again.
      Today Grazia is 17 and her body has grown in a very masculine shape: wide shoulders, no breast, short hair. She often gets treated like a boy, not only by her schoolmates but also by her own father who sees in her a replacement for Pietro, both in his shop and his life.
      One night, after fighting with Cristiano, Grazia enters into the sea and sees a human figure, in which she recognises the face of her brother. When she sees the boy running from the waves to the town, she begins to believe that Pietro never died and that he is hiding somewhere in the city, waiting to be found.
      As Grazia decides to search for him, she breaks the rule of silence to which Cristiano has always obeyed and finally discovers the truth not only about her brother, but also about herself and her own identity.
    • Partners & financing
    • TFL (attached)
      Madakai (France) - attached
      Sofica (France) - attached
      Mibac (Italy) - attached
      FCRC (Italy) - attached
    • Production schedule
    • 5 weeks, Italy
      Summer 2012
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Sep 01, 2012
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