Io sono Li

by Andrea Segre

Film | Italy | 2011 | 100 min.

friday 20 july
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Shun Li works in a textile factory in the outskirts of Rome in order to get her papers and enable her eight-year-old son to come to Italy. She is suddenly transferred to Chioggia, a small city-island in the Veneto lagoon, to work as a bartender in a pub.
Bepi, a Slavic fisherman, nicknamed “the Poet” by his friends, has been a regular at that little pub for years.
Their encounter is a poetic escape from solitude, a silent dialogue between cultures that are different, yet not more distant. It is an odyssey into the deep heart of a lagoon, which can be both the mother and cradle of identities, which never keep still.
But the friendship between Shun Li and Bepi upsets both the Chinese and local communities, who interfere with this new voyage, which they are perhaps simply too afraid of.


PhD in sociology of communication for ten years is a director of documentaries for television and film projects and for international solidarity, with particular attention to the issue of migration. Among his major works: "Marghera canal North" (2003 - Selected. 60 ° Film Festival of Venice), "The Mal'ombra" (2008 - Award Avanti At 25 ° TorinoFilmFestival) and "Like a man on earth" (2008 - prod. Asinitas-ZaLab - finalist David Donatello), "Maybe things change" (2009 - UCCA prize - 20 cities at 27 ° TorniFilmFestival). It's running with Jolefilm Aeternam and his first narrative film "Shun Li e il Poeta." He founded the association ZaLab.

Andrea Segre
Andrea Segre, Marco Pettenello
Luca Bigazzi
Sara Zavarise
Zhao Tao, Rade Serbedzija, Marco Paolini, Roberto Citran, Giuseppe Battiston
Jolefilm, Aeternam Films
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