#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – The small island of Linosa off Sicily is inhabited by a small fishing community. The order of families, who have a happy and orderly life, is disrupted as illegal immigrants start to come to the island. The family of fishermen take an Ethiopian woman and her young child home, even if it is illegal, after they manage to escape from a sinking ship. Life for this small fisherman family will never be as comfortable as it used to be. Because their boats are confiscated and the woman who starts living in their house gives birth. Italy’s 2012 Oscar-nominated Terraferma is a survivalist film about immigration and morality. Competing in the 31st Istanbul Film Festival Human Rights in Cinema Competition, Terraferma received the UNICEF Award as well as the Special Jury Award in Venice in 2011.
Plot: A Sicilian family deals with the arrival of a group of immigrants on their island.
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A KVIFF screening of TERRAFERMA, last year Oscar’s Best Foreign Language Film entry from Italy. The Mediterranean island scenery no wonder captures a feel good cheerfulness since the very first shots of blue sea, a consistent locale as in director Emanuele Crialese’s previous island-focused films GOLDEN DOOR 2006 and RESPIRO 2002, but the film has challenged on a more contentious topic, the illegal immigrants coming from the African land, since the island in the film is the very first ground they can set foot on, and subsequently their unexpected arrival will predictably prompts the life of local islanders, with a considerable foil of mainland tourists, the film has acquired quite doable folders.
The film is a decent crowd-pleaser, and the narrative is entangled with substantial emotions from its characters (notably the interplay between Donatella Finocciaro and Timnit T.), another spreading branch is our wide-eyed protagonist’s growth pain (Flippo Pucillo is well-chosen in his first leading role, whose innocent appearance and sympathetic personality are typically Italian and radiates great credibility on screen), but unfortunately, both the film and the cast barely miss my 2011 Top 10 list, the competition is tougher and tougher since my accumulated filmography).
The film sets an open ending in the wake of the thorny issue it tackles with, which is a lesser achievement since it somewhat sidesteps a trapped tragic denouement, which reminds me of Matteo Garrone’s REALITY (2012, 8/10), out of the realistic mire, both films opt a lightly- surrealistic way to put on some thematic impetus, but the difference is quite evident, in REALITY, the final shot is a sublimation to accent the pathologic society, while in TERRAFERMA, it seems to me is a have-to approach to at least culminate the film in its running time, quite an evasive strategy, or maybe it just opens its way to a sequel? Which I doubt the necessity.
in search of solid ground
All the characters in Emanuele Crialese’s Terraferma are in search of the solid ground, for safety, for the certainty of tomorrow. And yet, nothing seems to be solid in their destinies. The story happens on a small island near the bigger island of Sicily, an area of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. The local community sees its traditional economy based on fishing threatened, its mode of life based on honor and the rough justice of the sea threatened by everything around – decaying fishing crops, invading tourists, the dissolution of the moral fabric of the local society. And then an apparently bigger threat comes as desperate African boat immigrants start showing up at the shores, after having risked their lives in the stormy seas, flying in despair the devastated continent of their birth.
I am not sure if the programming of this film together with the French ‘Intouchables’ was a coincidence. Both films deal with the problem of the African refugees seen as a symbol of the different people of different cultures trying to enter the Old Continent, same as repeated waves of immigration have stormed its gates all along the history. The same thing happens today in my country, and there are no easy responses, not on what concerns the clash of cultures and mentalities, not on the political or economic planes, and not on the human one. The shared message of the two films with their very different stories told in very different registers is that human beings can find their resources and show solidarity at moments of maximal crisis.
Despite the story line which is a little too expected and simplistic ‘Terraferma’ succeeds to create emotion, with a few direct and well directed scenes. The story is a coming to age and an Italian family drama in the good Italian tradition to the same extent that it is an immigrant drama. The film is beautifully filmed, the director and the cameraman obviously love the sea and the landscape of the Mediterranean and make the best of these in a few sequences to remember. With good acting and a message that is fundamentally optimistic in its trust of the capacity of men staying human in the most adverse situations the rather anonymous ‘Terraferma’ did not fall much behind the ‘Intouchables’ which was one of the most successful films in the history of the French cinema.
Original Language it
Runtime 1 hr 28 min (88 min)
Director Emanuele Crialese
Writer Emanuele Crialese, Vittorio Moroni
Actors Filippo Pucillo, Donatella Finocchiaro, Giuseppe Fiorello
Country Italy, France
Awards 20 wins & 23 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Arricam ST
Laboratory Cinecittà Laboratories, Roma, Italy
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (3-perf) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic), D-Cinema, Digital (Digital Cinema Package DCP)