LAMPEDUSA IN WINTER (Lampedusa im Winter)
Dir. Jakob Brossmann. 2015
In Arabic, English, Italian, and Tigrinya with English subtitles
As a part of the Panorama Europe Film Festival 2016, we are pleased to present the New York Premiere of the film LAMPEDUSA IN WINTER (Lampedusa im Winter) at the Museum of the Moving Image. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with cinematographer Serafin Spitzer.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Panorama Europe 2016, the eighth edition of the essential festival of new and vital European cinema, co-presented by Museum of the Moving Image and the members of EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture), returns to the Museum and the Bohemian National Hall from May 6 through May 22 with a slate of nineteen exceptional new feature films.
From mind-bending genre experiments that reinvent the musical, sci-fi film, and horror movie, to gripping dramatic features and documentaries capturing the tenuous nature of modern life for a variety of wanderers and refugees, Panorama Europe 2016 is a vibrant selection of some of the finest and most riveting films coming out of Europe today. Filled with New York premieres, with filmmakers from Greece, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Austria and the Czech Republic in person, this is a great opportunity to discover some of the most exciting new international filmmakers.
ABOUT THE FILM
For thousands of refugees from Africa and the Middle East, the tiny Mediterranean island of Lampedusa is their gateway to Europe. This sensitively observed documentary is a snapshot of the island during winter, long after the summer tourists have left its picture postcard-perfect beaches. With eye-opening candor, it captures the struggles of not only the migrants who risk their lives to reach the island's shores, but of the local residents who have found themselves on the frontlines of a humanitarian crisis.
The full program can be viewed at: movingimage.us/PanoramaEurope
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