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by Costanza Quatriglio


“Who are you?” “I’m your son. I’m Ismail.” “I have no son named Ismail.” Ismail is a man who has lived in Europe with his brother, Hassan, since they were children. The two escaped the persecution carried out by the Taliban in Afghanistan during the first years of the new millennium. Their mother, who never stopped waiting for news of her children, does not recognize him. After several uneasy phone calls, Ismail will meet with the fate of his family, dealing with the senselessness of the war, the history of his people, the Hazara, and the oldest form of love, that of a mother for her child.

international title: Just Like My Son
original title: Sembra mio figlio
country: Italy, Croatia, Belgium
sales agent: True Colours
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Costanza Quatriglio
film run: 103'
release date: IT 20/09/2018
screenplay: Costanza Quatriglio, Doriana Leondeff, Mohammad Jan Azad
cast: Basir Ahang, Dawood Yousefi, Tihana Lazović
cinematography by: Stefano Falivene, Sabrina Varani
film editing: Letizia Caudullo, Marie-Hélène Dozo
art director: Beatrice Scarpato
costumes designer: Nathalie Leborgne
music: Luca D'Alberto
producer: Andrea Paris, Matteo Rovere
production: Ascent Film, Antitalent Produkcija, Caviar Films
backing: MiBAC (IT), Film in Iran (IR), Eurimages, Croatian Audiovisual Center (HR), Belgium Tax Shelter (BE), Regione Lazio (IT), Regione Puglia (IT), Friuli Venezia Giulia Film Commission (IT), Fondazione Apulia Film Commission (IT)
distributor: Ascent Film

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