Every night nameless bodies land in Dr. Cristina Cattaneo’s autopsy room. She calls them Pure Unknown. The Pure Unknown belong to the fringes of society. They are homeless, prostitutes, runaway teenagers. Lately, they have mostly been migrants, rejected by the Mediterranean Sea onto the shores of Italy. If all rights belong to the living, nothing is left to the dead. So what happens when the dead have lost their identity? In the face of this growing multitude, no one seems concerned about their right to dignity. No one but Cristina.
Sconosciuti puri / Valentina Cicogna, Mattia Colombo / 2023 / 93 min.
Italy, Sweden, Switzerland
I AM TRYING TO REMEMBER
I asked: “Why have they erased you?” He said: “Maybe they are scared.” I said: “Whoever is scared, should erase themselves.” He said: “In that case, the faces of the living would all be gone and only the dead would remain.” – “I was born into a decade filled with darkness, full of fear. I …
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WE DONʼT DANCE FOR NOTHING
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