Non ho l'età (Switzerland,Italy)

Non ho l'età

Non ho l'età

  • Olmo Cerri

Synopsis

This is the story of the first waves of Italian immigration to Switzerland. People threatened by the Schwarzenbach-Initiative. When signposts that read “Dogs and Italians forbidden” were “acceptable”. But this is also the story of a young singer and her incredible success story. And how she became a friend to those that had to leave their country. Gigliola Cinquetti’s breakthrough hit at Sanremo, Non ho l’età (literal translation I am not of age) became an overnight sensation that meant many things to millions of different people. This apparently innocent song about teenage love also became the secret gateway for the first generation of Italians who left their homeland and migrated to Switzerland; a country transfigured in the simple chords that have now become an evergreen. Carmela, don Gregorio, Gabriella, and Lorella are some of those Italians that were touched by the song while trying to settle in a country that did not exactly welcome them with open arms. Olmo Cerri’s film is a deeply affectionate recollection of a difficult time that nonetheless managed to breed solidarity.

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Section: Helvétiques
Length: 93'
Country: Switzerland, Italy
Year: 2017
Language(s): French, Italian, German
Premiere status at VdR: World Premiere
VdR edition: 2017

Production

Tiziana Soudani (AMKA Films Productions )
Carlo Cresto Dina (Tempesta Film)
RSI Radiotelevisione Svizzera
REC

Sales Contact

Tiziana Soudani
AMKA Films Productions
amka@amka.ch
Tel. +41919674076

Screenings

Language(s):  French, Italian, German
Subtitles:  English, French
  • Sa 22 April 2017
  • 20:30
Colombière Grande Salle

Followed by a discussion

COMPLET // SOLD OUT

  • Su 23 April 2017
  • 10:30