A road movie in a hearse. After the death of a Calabrian emigrant who came to Switzerland to find work, two undertakers, Jovan and José, who are themselves emigrants, travel from north to south of Italy to repatriate the dead body into his home village. Jovan, a gypsy who was a singer in Belgrade, believes in life after death. While José, a Portuguese who is passionate about culture, believes only what he sees. Together, they face the contingencies and the surprises of the trip. Their journey is an opportunity to pay a tribute to the dead person and to enjoy life.
Director: Pierre-François Sauter
Script: Pierre-François Sauter, Nadejda Magnenat
DoP: Joakim Chardonnens, Pierre-François Sauter
Editor: Anja Bombelli
Festivals and Awards:
Lisboa, doclisboa Festival Internacional de Cinema Documental, City of Lisbon Award for Best Competition Film 2016, Nyon, Visions du Réel, Mention spéciale Jury Cinéma Suisse 2016, Solothurn, 52. Solothurner Filmtage, 2017, Montréal, 19e RIDM Rencontres internationales du documentaire Montréal, Competition, 2016, Lisboa, 14° doclisboa Festival internacional de cinema, Competition, 2016, Locarno, 69° Festival del film Locarno, 2016, Nyon, 22e Visions du Réel Festival international de cinéma Nyon, Competition, 2016