In the wake of a terrible attack, teenager Anna (Anastasyia Bogach) is struck dumb and runs away from home. Basim (Kalill Kone), an immigrant from the Ivory Coast, pays his way across Sardinia with casual sex and odd jobs. Encountering each other, Basim becomes Anna’s unlikely travelling companion and protector as they flee from dangers that threaten to entrap them. Combining the tropes of the road movie and buddy-buddy drama with the added frisson of a thriller, this all-too-relevant tale, skilfully directed by Laura Luchetti, exploits the evocative landscape and unique culture of its island setting. It is also a beautifully performed drama, particularly by Bogach and Kone, who perfectly encapsulate the bonds of friendship that sees trust tentatively turn into commitment.
11 October 6.15pm
Preceded by an introduction and followed by a Q&A with director Laura Luchetti and actor Roman Kolinka
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