MARINA

Director: STIJN CONINX
Production: EYEWORKS FILM & TV DRAMA - LES FILMS DU FLEUVE - ORISA PRODUZIONI
Director of Photography: LOU BERGHMANS
Actors: Matteo Simoni, Evelien Bosmans, Luigi Lo Cascio, Donatella Finocchiaro, Warre Borgmans, Chris Van Den Durpel,..

Marina is the long-awaited film by Stijn Coninx based on the childhood memories of Rocco Granata.
Italy 1948. Ten-year-old Rocco is growing up in a gorgeous mountain hamlet in Calabria, until one day his father Salvatore decides to seek a better future for his family. The greyish mining landscapes of Limburg in Belgium, icy winters, a foreign language and culture all put a damper on the little Rocco's happiness. But still Rocco wants to be like other youngsters: become someone and have a purpose in life. Against his father's wish and better judgement he seeks an escape through music and love. Rocco follows his heart and passion to fulfil his dream...

Selected for the 'World Greats Offical Selection' of the International Film Festival Montréal 2013. To be released in November 2013 in Belgium.

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