Director Alessandro d’Alatri in person on June 3!
Native to the beautiful island of Ventotene, Salvatore (Dario Castillo, in an impressive debut) spends his summers offering boat tours to tourists and his winters laying bricks on the mainland. One summer day Martina (Martina Codecasa), a student from Genoa looking for some good spots for deep-seat diving, hires Salvatore and his boat. A relationship develops, and Martina introduces Salvatore to a world of possibilities he scarcely imagined—but will he be able to return to his old life when she goes back home? Shooting on digital video, D’Alatri gives his story a stunning immediacy, beautifully rendering the beginnings and flowering of a love affair while reminding us of the very different countries in which Martina and Salvatore live.