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Come le lumache Like Snails

Directed by Margherita Panizon
Italy 2022
Runtime 19'

Simone is a young boy who likes to hike among the bushes of the Trieste Karst, in his magical childhood world where he hides to feel free. He is a “ghost” to his peers who know him only for what they see: someone different, labelled by simplistic stereotypes. Sayid, on the other end, is a young migrant, one of the many teenagers who, like ghosts, leave traces on those same paths. These two creatures meet in a magical place and help each other make themselves less invisible in their own eyes, through a short journey through the woods towards the real world. On this journey, the two get to know each other and learn about the other’s fears and passions, realising they are not as different as they seem.

Directed by
Margherita Panizon

Marco Borromei e Margherita Panizon

Francesca Zonars

Chiara Dainese

Francesco Rita

Eric Nardin

Production design
Miriam Ceravolo

Gilda Venturini

Orlando Moro, Seif Bakr

Sarah Pennacchi, Giuseppe Gori Savellini (TICO Film)

Giuseppe Gori Savellini

Lo Scrittoio

Margherita Panizon

Margherita Panizon (1989), after graduating in Cinema and Practical Theatre at the University of Reading (UK), attended FilmAP Atelier del cinema del reale in Naples. She took part in participatory documentary workshops as a tutor. From this experience, she produced La vasca del capitone – Appunti sul carcere and Melarancholia, part of the project promoted by SIAE Illumina dal nome Città visibile. She lived in Paris for a while where she worked at the production company Les Film d’Ici; here, she was involved in the production of Fuocoammare by Gianfranco Rosi. She is currently developing her first fiction feature film Lo sconsegnato, finalist at the Solinas Award in 2021.