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by Jonas Carpignano


Ayiva recently left his home in Burkina Faso in search of a way to provide for his sister and his daughter. He takes advantage of his position in an illegal smuggling operation to get himself and his best friend Abas off of the continent. Ayiva adapts to life in Italy, but when tensions with the local community rise, things become increasingly dangerous. Determined to make his new situation work he attempts to weather the storm, but it has its costs.

international title: Mediterranea
original title: Mediterranea
country: Italy, United States, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Qatar
sales agent: NDM (MX)
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Jonas Carpignano
film run: 107'
release date: FR 2/09/2015, DE 15/10/2015
screenplay: Jonas Carpignano
cast: Alassane Sy, Pio Amato, Francesco Papasergio, Koudous Seihon
cinematography by: Wyatt Garfield
film editing: Sanabel Cherqaoui, Affonso Gonçalves, Nico Leunen
art director: Alan Lampert, Paolo Nanni
costumes designer: Nicoletta Taranta
production: Good Films, DCM Productions, Good Lap Production, Maiden Voyage Pictures, Audax Films (US), Court 13 Pictures (US), End Cue Productions (US), Le Grisbi Productions (US), Nomadic Independence Pictures (US), Sunset Juction Entertainment (US), TideRock Media (US), Treehouse Pictures (US)
backing: Doha Film Institute, Hyperion Media Group
distributor: Haut et Court, DCM Film Distribution GmbH, Edge Entertainment


main awards/selection

Cannes Film Festival 2015Semaine de la Critique
Zurich Film Festival 2015 
Stockholm International Film Festival 2015 
Brussels Mediterranean Film Festival 2015 
Bratislava International Film Festival 2015 
Tbilisi International Film Festival 2015 
Febiofest International Film Festival 2016 

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