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Alain Ughetto's stop-motion animation tells the autobiographical story of his family's exile from Northern Italy at the start of the 20th century.

Animation & Artists Moving Image 2022 70 mins Not rated

Director: Alain Ughetto



Early 20th-century in Ughettera Northern Italy - the Ughetto family’s village. Living in the region had become very difficult and the Ughettos dream of a better life abroad. Legend has it that Luigi Ughetto crossed the Alps starting a new life in France, thus changing the destiny of his beloved family forever. His grandson travels back in time revisiting their history. In this deeply personal and historical tale, Alain Ughetto uses stop-motion animation with a skilful blend of humour, sensitivity, and emotion to portray exile and his family history. A captivating homage.