Paolo, owner of a restaurant in a small town in the province of Rome, is returning home after work on a rainy evening. Along the way he sees a child huddled in the cold at a bus stop and decides to take him home. The child is called Mohammed and is a refugee, abandoned, who lost his parents during the trip to Italy on a rubber boat. The presence of the child upsets his wife Valeria, hesitant and doubtful at the beginning, but who eventually agrees to host him for the night. After a while she changes her mind and decides to keep Mohamed despite everybody’s opinion…
Goran Paskaljević was born in Belgrade in 1947 and studied at Prague’s FAMU. His filmography includes 30 documentary films and 18 fiction features that have been awarded at the most prestigious international film festivals. In 1995 he won the 40th Film Week’s Golden Spike with his film Someone Else’s America, and a year later a retrospective of his work was scheduled at the Valladolid Festival. In 2006 The Optimists harvested Valladolid’s Golden Spike and in 2009 his film Honeymoons made him the most awarded director in the history of Seminci, once he bagged his third Golden Spike. During the 60th Edition of Seminci he chaired the festival’s International Jury.
Wednesday 23: Calderón Theater, 9.00 (Press Preference
Pass) / Calderón Theater, 22.00
Thursday 24: Carrión Theater, 7.30 pm