2013 - Stijn Coninx


Director: Stijn Coninx
Producer: Peter Bouckaert
Writers: Stijn Coninx, Rik D'hiet
Category: Features

Title: Marina
Year: 2013
Premiere: 23 Aug 2013
Original language: Dutch, Italian
Supported by: the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Province of Limburg, City of Genk, CCA, VOO, Wallimage, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, the Belgian tax shelter for film financing, MEDIA Programme, Apulia Film Commission, Regione Puglia, Viaggiare in Puglia, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Direzione generale per il cinema


Calabria, 1948. Salvatore travels to Belgium to work as a coalminer leaving his family – including his spirited 10-year-old son Rocco – to enjoy the warm Italian life. After a year, Salvatore summons them. When Rocco arrives in Waterschei, his excitement turns to disappointment: the immigrants are housed in miserable barracks; he doesn’t speak the language; people are distant; the weather is cold and… they are still poor. He tries to adapt, but it is not until he realises he must follow his dreams that he starts doing what he does best: playing music.


2014: Best Film / Prize of the Film Critics - Foggia Indepedent Film Festival (IT)

2013: Prize of the Student Jury - Valladolid International Film Festival (SP)


Director Stijn Coninx
Producer Peter Bouckaert
Writers Stijn Coninx , Rik D'hiet
Photography:Lou Berghmans
Music:Michel Bisceglia
Editing:Philippe Ravoet
Cast:Luigi Lo Cascio, Donatella Finocchiaro, Matteo Simoni, Evelien Bosmans, Cristian Campagna, Marte Bosmans, Maité Redal, Federica Marinò, Warre Borgmans, Chris Van Den Durpel
Art director:Hubert Pouille
Costume:Catherine Marchand
Make up:Garance Van Rossum
Sound:Henri Morelle

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