Sicilian Ghost Story
In a little Sicilian village at the edge of a forest, Giuseppe, a boy of 13, vanishes.
Luna, his classmate who loves him, refuses to accept his mysterious disappearance.
She rebels against the code of silence and collusion that surrounds her and, to find him, she descends into the dark world which has swallowed him up.
"Unfolding like a fairy tale and based on the shocking abduction and murder of a Mafia informant’s son in 1993, this beautifully realized movie casts a sensitive, secretive spell. At once mystical and gruesome, Luca Bigazzi’s sensuous images carve their own magical reality, daring us to disbelieve the telepathic tendrils that draw Luna to Giuseppe’s side." Jeannette Catsoulis. A New York Times Critic's Pick!
"It carries an emotional punch greater than the melodramatic clinches of most adult crime, horror, or message movies. Sicilian Ghost Story melds elements of all three into a poignant, rapturous panorama of imperiled youth triumphing—albeit partway—over malice and corruption... it is by far the best trip the recent cinema has taken 'into the woods.'" Michael Sragow, Film Comment.