Jonas Carpignano – Director – Mediterranea.
FRED’s Nicolò Comotti interviews Jonas Carpignano, director of the film “Mediterranea” from the Semaine de la Critique programme of the 68th Cannes Film Festival.
Jonas Carpignano, here at la Semaine de la Critique with his first feature Mediterranea, reveals how life and film can become one, even today. Living with his actors in the places that would become his story, Carpignano managed to convey a story that is simply essential to watch.
MEDITERRANEA: Ayiva recently left his home in Burkina Faso in search of a way to provide for his sister and his daughter. He takes advantage of his position in an illegal smuggling operation to get himself and his best friend Abas off of the continent.
Ayiva adapts to life in Italy, but when tensions with the local community rise, things become increasingly dangerous. Determined to make his new situation work he attempts to weather the storm, but it has its costs.