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Lux Prize
IO SONO LI - LI AND THE POET
by Andrea Segre
Italy, France 2011, 96', 35mm, colour
 
screenplay Marco Pettenello, Andrea Segre
cinematography Luca Bigazzi
editing Sara Zavarise
sound Alessandro Zanon
music François Couturier
art direction Leonardo Scarpa
costumes Maria Rita Barbera
cast Zhao Tao (Shun Li), Rade Serbedzija (Bepi, the Poet)
Marco Paolini (Coppe), Roberto Citran (lawyer)
Giuseppe Battiston (Devis)
 
producer Francesco Bonsembiante, Francesca Feder
production Jolefilm, Æternam Films
in collaboration with Rai Cinema
co-production Arte France Cinéma
with the partecipation of Arte France
with the support of Eurimages, Regione Veneto
 
distribution Parthenos
Via Trieste 4, 35121 Padova, Italia
Tel.+39 049 666030-362
 
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. The friendship between Shun Li and Bepi upsets both the Chinese and local communities, who interfere with this new journey, which they are perhaps simply too afraid of. "I still remember my encounter with a woman who could have been Shun Li. It was in a typical Veneto pub, where local fishermen had been going for generations. The memory of this woman's face, so extraneous and foreign to these places weathered by time and worn by habit, has never left me." (Andrea Segre)
 
Andrea Segre (Dolvo, Italy, 1976) is the founder of the association ZaLab, with which he develops both production projects and participatory-video workshops. Marghera Canale Nord and Dio era un musicista were shown at the Venice International Film Festival in 2003 and 2004 respectively. La mal'ombra and Magari le cose cambiano ("Avanti!" Award) took part in 2007 in the 2009 Turin Film Festival. Come un uomo sulla Terra has already won numerous awards, among which that of best film and the public's award at the SalinaDocFest; a special mention at the Vittorio De Seta Award and the Gran Prix TeleFrance CMCA, as well as a nomination for the David di Donatello Award. Il sangue verde won him the CinemaDoc award at the latest edition of the Venice Days. Li and the Poet is his first feature film.
 
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