Cannes Film Fest 2017: Sicilian Ghost Story

The Cannes Film Fest’s Critics’ Week, a small, selective section dedicated to first and second films, will open with Sicilian Ghost Story from Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza, the Italian directors whose debut, Salvo, won top prize in 2013.

Critics’ Week’s head Charles Tesson described the film as a “Romeo and Juliet” tale set against the contemporary backdrop of the Sicilian mafia world. The film blends together teen drama, crime thriller and supernatural elements, Tesson said.

Sicilian Ghost Story follows a young woman who refuses to cope with the disappearance of her lover and, guided by her visions, strives to break the prevailing omerta code of silence.

 

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