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Emanuele Crialese's newest, Terraferma, beautifully filmed at Sicilian seaside

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A family's livelihood is threatened, but their very humanity may be on the line when they're faced with a moral dilemma in Emanuele Crialese's new film, Terraferma. The beautifully shot Sicilian seaside drama arrives on Blu-ray and DVD from the Cohen Media Group on January 14.
Set on a summer tourist island off the coast of Sicily, Terraferma tells the story of two struggling, yet disparate families, whose members become fatefully intertwined. Teenager Filippo (Filippo Pucillo) and his grandfather support their family by fishing, but there are fewer and fewer big hauls lately. Mom (Donatella Finocchiaro) decides to rent out their house to the wealthy tourists who occasionally come ashore the little island. But when a raft of desperate Ethiopian refugees arrives, all plans change and the Sicilian family must choose between their economic survival and doing the morally right thing.
Italy's entry for the Best Foreign-Language Film at this year's Academy Awards,Terraferma won the Special Jury Prize at the Bastia Italian Film Festival, the Movie of the Year Award at the Capri, Hollywood International Film Festival, the Bridging the Borders Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, and the Pasinetti Award, the Special Jury Prize and the UNICEF Award at the Venice Film Festival.
The Blu-ray and DVD include a making-of featurette and trailer.


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