Stefano Savona & Samouni Road
Sunday 25th November 2018, h 21
Multisala Margherita, Acireale (CT)
For the very first time, the seventeenth edition of our festival will be opened with the screening of a feature film: La strada dei Samouni, awarded with the Oeil d'Or for Best Documentary at the last Cannes Film Festival. The film will be introduced by the director Stefano Savona. The author of the animations is Simone Massiwhose short films have often been selected and awarded at Magma.
In the rural outskirts of Gaza City, the Samouni family - a small community of farmers - is about to celebrate a wedding. It is going to be the first celebration since the end of the war. Amal, Fuad, their brothers and their cousins have lost their parents, their houses and their olive trees. The neighborhood where they live is being rebuilt. As they replant trees and plow fields previously destroyed by bombings, they face their hardest job: piecing together their own memories. Through these young survivors’ recollections, La strada dei Samouni conveys a deep, multifaceted portrait of a family before, during and after the tragic events that changed their lives for good.