SEMBRA MIO FIGLIO (orig. title)
minority co-production

feature | fiction | drama | 2018 | 103’

logline: Having escaped from Afghanistan when still a child, Ismail now lives in Europe with his brother Hassan. After several disturbing phone calls, Ismail will have to face the destiny of his family, counting the cost of the senselessness of war and the history of his people, the Hazaras.

director: Constanza Quatriglio
writers: Constanza Quatriglio, Doriana Leondeff, Mohammed Jan Azad
production: Ascent Film (IT), Rai Cinema (IT)
producer: Andrea Paris, Matteo Rovere
executive producer: Ines Vasiljević
co-production: Caviar Films (BE), Antitalent (HR)
co-producer: Ivy Vanhaecke, Maja Pek-Brünjes, Danijel Pek
director of photography: Stefano Falivene, Sabrina Varani
editor: Letizia Caudullo, Marie-Helene Dozo
costume designer: Nathalie Leborgne
production designer: Beatrice Scarpato
sound designer: Alessandro Palmerini
original music: Luca D’Alberto
cast: Hazara Basir Ahang, Tihana Lazović, Dawood Yousefi

supported by: MiBACT, Film in Iran, Eurimages, Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Belgium Tax Shelter, Regione Lazio, Regione Puglia, Friuli Venezia Giulia Film Commission, Fondazione Apulia Film Commission
world sales: True Colours
festivals and awards:

  • Locarno Film Festival 2018
  • Zagreb Film Festival 2018