Scene from the film The Sail Unfurled
Scene from the film The Sail Unfurled
Scene from the film The Sail Unfurled

The Sail Unfurled

  • Italy

Tucked away in the nooks and crannies of a rocky, snowy landscape, young soldiers appear to be getting ready for an invisible war. The barracks, wind, card games, chatter and above all, the waiting. Through the lens of his still camera, a young medical officer observes this small, faraway village and his castaway companions, collecting hundreds of pictures as others would fill the pages of a diary. The Sail Unfurled is a private account of a common experience, where sharing, friendship, life given to nature are not enough to keep the thoughts of war away.


  • Original Title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Lorenzo Apolli
  • Cinematography
    Giuseppe Baresi
  • Editing
    Lorenzo Apolli
  • Sound
    Carlo Giordani, Ezio Martinazzi
  • Runtime
    13 min (1-15 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Italy
  • Format
    • Black & White
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • FIDMarseille
    • Filmmaker Film Festival
    • Trento Film Festival 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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