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Film still from GEOLOGY OF SEPARATION: A group of men stand and sit between trees in a hilly landscape.

Sun 28.04.

  • Director

    Yosr Gasmi, Mauro Mazocchi

  • Tunisia, Italy, France / 2023
    153 min. / DCP / Original version with English subtitles

  • Original language

    Arab, Italian, French, English

  • Cinema

    Arsenal 1

    zu den Ticketszu dem Kalender

In the heart of the Italian Alps, in a small village, men from elsewhere await the end of a long and exhausting judicial process, hoping to receive the government's response to their asylum applications. Directors Yosr Gasmi and Mauro Mazzocchi document the chronicles of a thorny journey experienced by two of these men: Abdelrahman, a 23-year-old Libyan poet tormented by the traumas of war, the loss of his love, and the cold of the mountains; and Laly, a 42-year-old man burdened by the weight of endless waiting and the anxieties of an uncertain future. He spends his days filling the vast void of space and time by conversing with his children and wife over the phone. Through poetic frames unfolding in black and white, the film captures the day-to-day experiences of anguished lives suspended at the gates of Europe.

Funded by:

  • Logo Minister of State for Culture and the Media