• Italy, Switzerland| 2023| Italian, Swiss German, Jenisch| 181'| Colour
  • Director: Giorgio Diritti
  • Screenplay: Giorgio Diritti, Fredo Valla
  • DoP: Benjamin Maier
  • Editor: Paolo Cottignola with Giorgio Diritti
  • Cast: Franz Rogowski, Christophe Sermet, Valentina Bellè, Noemi Besedes, Cecilia Steiner, Joel Basman


The Venice Biennale, 2023
BFI London Film Festival, 2023
Chicago International Film Festival, 2023
Zurich Film Festival, 2023

Award: Nominated for Golden Lion, La Biennale Di Venezia 2023

Synopsis: Lubo is a nomad, a busker who in 1939 is called up to the Swiss army to defend the country’s borders against the risk of a German invasion. Shortly afterward he finds out that his wife has died in the attempt to stop the gendarmes from taking away their three small children, who, as Yenisch, have been removed from their family as part of the national program of reeducation for “children of the road” (Hilfswerk für die Kinder der Landstrasse). Lubo knows that he will never have peace until he gets his children back and gets justice for his story and that of all outsiders like himself.

Directors Bio: Giorgio Diritti is a director, screenwriter and film editor born in Bologna. He made his film debut with The Wind Blows Round (2005) and has participated in more than 60 national and international festivals, where he has won around 40 awards. The film also garnered a lot of ‘national interest’. In 2013, his film ‘There will come a day’, in which Jasmine Trinca as the main character journeys into the Amazon to indigenous villages in search of the meaning of life. It was entered in the Sundance Film Festival.

Sales Agent: True Colours

Drama | Adaptation | Political | Period Drama
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