Switzerland, 2016, 117 min


Switzerland, 2016, 117 min
Pierre-François Sauter

Written by:
Pierre-François Sauter

José Russo Baião, Jovan Nikolić

About the film



“Calabria” is a road movie in a hearse. After the death of a Calabrian emigrant who came to Switzerland to find work, two undertakers, Jovan and José, emigrants themselves, travel from the north to the south of Italy to repatriate the deceased to his home village. Jovan, a gypsy who was singer in Belgrade, believes in life after death, while José, a Portuguese man with a passion for culture, believes only what he sees. Together, all of them face the trip’s surprises and contingencies. Their voyage at once pays tribute to the dead person and celebrates Life.
– Award for Best International Competition Film, Doclisboa 2016 (Lisbon – Portugal)
– Award for Best International Competition Film, FIDBA 2017 (Buenos Aires – Argentina)
– Big Golden Nanook, Grand Prix for the Best Film of the Festival, Flahertiana 2017 (Perm – Russie)
– Special Jury Mention, Visions du Réel 2016 (Nyon – Suisse)

Screenings of Calabria

Calabria – 30.10.2017

Cinema House

Calabria – 05.11.2017

Euro Cinema