Review: Mediterranea, 2015, dir. Jonas Carpignano


“Occasionally, fate and movie release schedules collude with one another to drop a fresh title on audiences at exactly the right moment. That’s more or less the case with Mediterranea, the feature debut of short filmmaker Jonas Carpignano: Check his picture against the United States’ dialogue on immigration, and you may feel the unnerving sense that Fortuna, that fickle Roman deity of destiny and luck, is manipulating some major cosmic marionette strings all while wearing a knowing smirk. The film, of course, has nothing to say about America’s problems with refugees and migrants because it’s oriented around Italy’s own immigration hullabaloos, but Carpignano’s strictly national focus will probably resonate with its U.S. audience regardless.” (Via Paste Magazine.)

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