Sicilian Ghost StorySicilian Ghost Story

by Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza

Sicilian Ghost Story


In a little Sicilian village at the edge of a forest, Giuseppe, a boy of 13, vanishes. Luna, his classmate who loves him, refuses to accept his mysterious disappearance. She rebels against the code of silence and collusion that surrounds her, and to find him she descends into the dark world which has swallowed him up and which has a lake as its mysterious entrance. Only their indestructible love will be able to bring her back along.


Sicilian screenwriters and directors Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza presented their first feature film "Salvo" at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Semaine de la Critique's Grand Prix and Prix Révélation. "Salvo" was released in 20 countries, including the United States, and shown at prestigious international festivals.

In 2010, Fabio and Antonio made their directing debut with the short film "Rita", which they wrote and produced, and which garnered top awards in Italy and abroad. They are also script consultants for major European institutions like the Berlinale Residency, Locarno Open Doors, POWR Baltic Event, the Torino FilmLab, Semaine de la Critique's Next Step and Nisi Masa ESP.

2017 Sicilian Ghost Story
2013 Salvo
2010 Rita



Julia Jedlikowska - Luna
Gaetano Fernandez - Giuseppe
Corinne Musallari - Loredana
Andrea Falzone - Nino
Federico Finocchiaro - Calogero
Lorenzo Curcio - Mariano
Vincenzo Amato - Luna‘s father
Sabine Timoteo - Luna‘s mother
Filippo Luna - U' Nanu
Baldassare Tre Re - Venatura
Rosario Terranova - Scannacristiani
Gabriele Falsetta - Giufà
Vincenzo Crivello - Il Tedesco
Corrado Santoro - Chiodo


writers and directors Fabio Grassadonia, Antonio Piazza
director of photography Luca Bigazzi
editor Cristiano Travaglioli
original soundtrack Soap&Skin, Anton Spielmann
production designer Marco Dentici
costumes Antonella Cannarozzi
production sound mixer Guillaume Sciama'
sound editor Emanuela Di Giunta
executive producer Francesco Tato'
producers Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima, Carlotta Calori, Massimo Cristaldi

Technical Data

format DCP / colour / 5.1
length 120 min.
original language Italian

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