Salvatore - This is Life
Filmfest 2007

Marco Brioni, a young elementary school teacher living in Rome, is suddenly offered a one year teaching position in a small Sicilian town. In Sicily he meets Salvatore, an orphan who must deal with unusual circumstances and responsibilities for a boy of his age. He lives with his grandmother Maria and younger sister Mariuccia in a little house by the sea. Salvatore supports his grandmother and sister by going to work at the tomato warehouse that had belonged to his father and by catching fish for them right in front of their home. Working and living like an adult doesn't leave him any time for school. Marco ends up going to his house to give him lessons and the two of them become inseparable. Filmitalia

tags: Feature film

Cast: Enrico Lo Verso, Alessandro Mallia, Galatea Ranzi, Gabriele Lavia, Lucia Sardo


Director: Gian Paolo Cugno