Wednesday, March 6, 2013


I saw movie preview of Terraferma directed by Emanuele Crialese, which impressed me very much. The film is about a family living on Linosa island located in between Sicillia and Africa. They used to make a living in fishing, but made up their mind to change their fishing boat into excursion cruise boat. Ironically, they started to have a hard time dealing with young backpackers from rich family and illegal imigrants they saved on the sea (because they couldn't abandon poor people) at the same time. 

The themes of the film definitely include 'poverty, disparity, and human rights' which are the big problems today's serious directors or writers have to deal with. But unlike some documentary films, there is something mythical in this excellent fiction film.
No wonder it has won many awards such as Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards and Special Jury Award in the Venice International Film festival.

I recommend this to the people bored with 'entertainments.' Don't miss it!