Official Us Trailer for 'Sicilian Ghost Story' Italian Fantasy Horror Film

"For me if you dream something, it means it might exist..." Strand Releasing has debuted the full Us trailer for an Italian indie horror film titled Sicilian Ghost Story, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in Critics' Week last year, and played at a number of other festivals last year. Set in a little Sicilian village at the edge of a forest, the film is about a girl named Luna who goes into the forest to search for a boy she's in love with from school, Giuseppe, who disappeared. What she finds is unlike anything she's seen before. The film stars Julia Jedlikowska as Luna, and Gaetano Fernandez as Giuseppe, with Corinne Musallari, Andrea Falzone, Federico Finocchiaro, Lorenzo Curcio, Vincenzo Amato, plus Filippo Luna. This does remind me a bit of del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth, but with an Italian touch. Looks creepy but good. Full Us trailer (+ posters) for
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Movie Review – Sicilian Ghost Story (2017)

Sicilian Ghost Story, 2017.

Directed by Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza.

Starring Julia Jedlikowska, Gaetano Fernandez, Corinne Musallari, Federico Finocchirao, and Andrea Falzone.

Synopsis:

Against a heavy cloak of secrecy, a 12-year-old girl, smitten with her handsome classmate, ventures deeper and deeper into the enchanted Sicilian forests to find him, unaware of just how thick the mystery behind his strange disappearance really is.

Sicilian Ghost Story is a film about a young girl Luna (Julia Jedlikowska) who goes in search of her classmate and crush Giuseppe (Gaetano Fernandez) after he is kidnapped. Though the film markets itself as a Drama/Fantasy, it shares little in common with what may appear on the surface to be similar movies, such as Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth. Fantasy does not manifest itself in the film as a literal element, but more as a metaphorical one. There are no strange creatures lurking in the forest,
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Second Opinion – Sicilian Ghost Story (2017)

Sicilian Ghost Story, 2017.

Directed by Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza.

Starring Julia Jedlikowska, Gaetano Fernandez, Corinne Musallari, Federico Finocchirao, and Andrea Falzone.

Synopsis:

Against a heavy cloak of secrecy, a 12-year-old girl smitten with her handsome classmate ventures deeper and deeper into the enchanted Sicilian forests to find him, unaware of just how thick is the mystery behind his strange disappearance.

Taking its inspiration from true events, the 1993 kidnapping of Mafia supergrass Santino Di Matteo’s son, the writing-directing team of Grassadonia and Piazza attempt to do a Del Toro lite, by telling a macabre love story that’s flecked with just the slightest hint of the supernatural.

It’s fair to say that audiences will be divided into two factions by Sicilian Ghost Story, each having valid arguments over their takeaway from this metaphysical mystery. They’ll be those who go with the slow-burn descent into gothic fairy-tale territory,
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Movie Review – Sicilian Ghost Story (2017)

Sicilian Ghost Story, 2017.

Directed by Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza.

Starring Julia Jedlikowska, Gaetano Fernandez, Sabine Timoteo, Vincenzo Amato, and Corinne Musallari.

Synopsis:

In a small Sicilian village, classmates Guiseppe and Luna have fallen in love. When he suddenly disappears, she refuses to go along with the code of silence and secrecy that confronts her and is determined to find him, however long it takes. Based on true events.

Sicilian born writers/directors Grassadonia and Piazza return to their home island for their first feature since their award winning Salvo (2013), this time with a film based on true events they admit haunt them personally.

In 1993, teenager Guiseppe Di Matteo was kidnapped by the mafia. His father, a former member of the organisation, had turned police informer and abducting the boy was intended to stop him talking. It didn’t work and the boy met a terrible fate. And that’s the basis of the story,
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Cannes Winner ‘Sicilian Ghost Story’ Bought by Strand Releasing (Exclusive)

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Cannes Winner ‘Sicilian Ghost Story’ Bought by Strand Releasing (Exclusive)
Strand Releasing has acquired all North American rights to Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza’s drama “Sicilian Ghost Story,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Sicilian Ghost Story” opened the International Critics’ Week at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, marking the first time an Italian film launched the Critics’ Week. Grassadonia and Piazza won the David di Donatello award for top adapted script.

Strand made the announcement on Wednesday, ahead of “Sicilian Ghost Story’s” North American debut as the opening night film at the Open Roads: New Italian Cinema 2018 event on May 31 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York City. Strand will release the film in the fall.

The film follows a young girl whose quest and search for her kidnapped friend leads her on a psychic journey to find him. Julia Jedlikowska and Gaetano Fernandez star.

Jay Weissberg wrote in his review for Variety: “‘Ghost Story
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