Fabio Grassadonia, Antonio Piazza / Italy/France/Switzerland 2017 / 2h2m / Digital / Italian with English subtitles
Cast: Julia Jedlikowska, Gaetano Fernandez, Corinne Musallari, Andrea Falzone, Federico Finocchiaro.
Directors Antonio Piazza and Fabio Grassadonia follow up their formally dazzling 2013 debut - hitman thriller 'Salvo' - with an adaptation of a Marco Mancassola short story, itself based on true events. It tells of the mysterious disappearance of 13-year old Giuseppe (Gaetano Fernandez), the son of a local mafioso. With unmistakable echoes of the films of Guillermo Del Toro, 'Sicilian Ghost Story' features the fairy-tale like cinematography of Luca Bigazzi ('Il Divo', 'The Great Beauty').