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Sicilia!

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Elio Vittorini's novel Conversation in Sicily was adapted for the screen in this collaboration between directors Jean-Marie Straub and Daniele Huillet. Set in the 1930s, Sicilia!/Sicily! follows Silvestro (Gianni Buscarino), who has returned to Sicily after fifteen years in the United States. He quickly discovers that poverty grips the island; many common foodstuffs are now expensive and hard to find, while a growing number of Sicilians are moving to the relatively prosperous Italy. While taking a train...more

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