This eye-opening drama, directed by Jonas Carpignano, charts the death-defying struggle of African migrants as they risk everything to start a new life in Europe.
Two close friends from Burkina Faso are determined to make it to Italy in order to find work and provide for their families back home. But even after surviving desert bandits, a treacherous sea voyage and arrest, nothing can prepare the two men for the hostility and violence that awaits them.
A gripping tale of survival told with vivid realism, Mediterranea immerses viewers in the heart of a humanitarian crisis that for far too many is a lived reality.
“If a movie as rich and understanding as Mediterranea suddenly appeared every time we read about a difficult issue in the paper, maybe all of the world’s problems could be solved.” – The Guardian
Passes to the festival can be purchased through the ticketing options for this film.
- BBFC rating
- Running time
- 107 mins
- Italy, France, USA
- Jonas Carpignano
- Koudous Seihon, Alassane Sy, Paolo Sciarretta