Anchor and Hope
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Since fleeing the persecution of the Hazara ethnic minority in Afghanistan as a little boy, Ismail has been living in Italy with his brother Hassan. After several disturbing phone calls from their mother, whom they believed was dead, brothers will find themselves on opposite sides. Should one go and face the family’s destiny in a land far away or stay in the only home they know? Just Like My Son is a true story based on the life of Mohammad Jan Azad, a protagonist of Quatriglio’s documentary Il mondo addosso (2016). The film premiered at Locarno Festival (out of competition) in 2018.
Subtitles: HR, EN
She was born in Palermo. Her first feature, L’Isola screened at the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes 2003 (CICAE Art Cinema Award) and at festivals in Pusan, Rotterdam, etc. Her most recent films are a mixture of documentary and fiction: Il mondo addosso, Terramatta, Triangle and more.