26.09.2022

Semret

Film, Screening, Roma - Cinema Nuovo Olimpia

H20:00
As part of ‘Il cinema attraverso i grandi festival’

Dates
26.09.2022
Location
Roma - Cinema Nuovo Olimpia
Category
Film, Screening
Information

H20:00
As part of ‘Il cinema attraverso i grandi festival’

The screening will take place at H20:00 at Cinema Nuovo Olimpia, via in Lucina 16, Rome.
Entry ticket: full 7 ‚ā¨ / Reduced 6‚ā¨
Fidelity card: every 5 entrances, 1 free

Istituto Svizzero is pleased to support the screening of Semret, the new film by Swiss director Caterina Mona, as part of the series Il cinema attraverso i grandi festival, from September 23 to October 02. A rich selection of titles from the Venice Film Festival, Locarno Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival offers the opportunity to discover compelling premieres on the big screens of the cinemas in Rome and other locations in Lazio.

Semret
By Caterina Mona, Switzerland, 2022, 85 min
German, Swiss German, Tigrynia languages, English subtitles
Production: Cinédokké

Semret lives a modest and quite isolated life in Zurich with her teenage daughter Joe. She works at a hospital and is applying to a midwife training program. When Joe starts to ask about her own roots from Eritrea, Semret can no longer repress her past and has to confront her traumas. With the help of Yemane, a new hospital employee that is also an Eritrean refugee, she is finally able to face the tragic memories of her escape.

Caterina Mona was born in 1973 in Zurich. She studied English literature before studying film at INSAS (Institut National Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle) in Brussels. She graduated as an editor in 2001. Besides editing several feature and documentary films she worked for the film festivals in Locarno and Berlin. Her short film LOST (2015) premiered at the Locarno Film Festival.