Scene from the film Calabria
Scene from the film Calabria
Scene from the film Calabria
Scene from the film Calabria
Scene from the film Calabria
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Calabria is a road movie in a hearse. After the death of a calabrian emigrant who came in Switzerland to find work, two undertakers, Jovan and José, who are themselves emigrants, travel from north to south of Italy to repatriate the dead body into his home village. Jovan, a gypsy who was singer in Belgrad, believes in life after death. While José, a portuguese who is passionate about culture, believes only what he sees. Together, they face the contengencies and the surprises of the trip. This trip is an opportunity to pay a tribute to the dead person and to enjoy life.


  • Original Title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Pierre-François Sauter
  • Cinematography
    Joakim Chardonnens, Pierre-François Sauter
  • Editing
    Anja Bombelli
  • Music
    Patrick Becker, Masaki Hatsui
  • Sound
    Jovan Nikolić, Mirko Golob
  • Runtime
    116 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Switzerland
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • Visions du Réel 2016, Switzerland
    • Festival de Locarno 2016, Switzerland
    • Doclisboa 2016, Portugal
    • RIDM 2016, Canada
    • Paraloeil 2016, Canada
    • 51e Journées de Soleure 2017, Switzerland
    • 4doc Cinema Ideal 2017, Portugal
    • Porto/Post/Doc 2017, Portugal
    • 14e DocumentaMadrid 2017, Spain
    • Beldocs, International Documentary Film Festival 2017, Serbia
    • 57th Krakow Film Festival 2017, Poland
    • Festival International “Etonnants Voyageurs” 2017, France
    • Rencontres du film documentaire 2017, Mellionnec, France
    • Atlantida Film Festival 2017
    • Fünf Seen Filmfestival 2017, Germany
    • FIDBA 2017, Buenos-Aires International Documentary Film Festival, Argentina
    • Open City Documentary Festival 2017, United Kingdom
    • CineMigrante 2017, Argentina
    • Flahertiana IDFF 2017, Russia
    • Vilnius Documentary Film Festival 2017, Lithuania
    • Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival 2017, Japan
    • Festival de Cine Europeo en el Perú 2017, Peru
    • Kings of Docs 2017, France
    • Astra Film Festival 2017, Romania
    • Cabo-Verde International Film Festival 2017, Cape Verde
    • Sofia Independent Film Festival 2017, Bulgaria
    • Zumzeig Cinema 2017, Spain
    • European Film Festival 2017, Jordan
    • 2017, Brazil
    • Sanfici 2018, Santander Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente, Colombia
    • Doc Fortnight 2018: MoMA’s International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media, USA
    • Semaine de la Francophonie 2018, Italy
    • Festival Cinema Svizzero di Venezia 2018, Italy
    • Construir Cine, Labor International Film Festival 2018, Argentina
    • Urban Cinema Saint-Gilles 2018, Belgium
    • Traces-Migrations 2018, France
    • ROGumentary 2018, Slovenia
    • Other Movie Lugano Film Festival 2019, Switzerland
    • Festival du Film Résistances, France, 2019
  • Awards
    • Award for Best International Competition Film, Doclisboa 2016
    • Award for Best International Competition Film, FIDBA 2017
    • “Big Golden Nanook”, Award for the best film of the festival, Flahertiana 2017
    • Award for Best International Competition Panorama Film, SANFICI 2018
    • Excellence Award, Feature International Documentary Film, ConstruirCine Festival 2018
    • Special Jury Mention, Visions du Réel 2016 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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