Go, friend, go

country, year
Italy, Germany, UK, 2022

genre
documentary

running time
68’

directed by
Gabriele Licchelli, Francesco Lorusso, Andrea Settembrini

languages
English, Pashto, Dari, Arabic

subtitles
Slovene subtitles

about the film
Every year thousands of people try to reach Europe by land, journeying on foot across the mountains, rivers and fields of the Balkan route. Those with some money mostly rely on human smugglers to cross the borders while everyone else faces “the Game”. They attempt repeatedly to cross the borders and avoid being caught and pushed back by the border police. The film brings together different stories told on the route, from the ports of Patras in Greece to the arrival point which is Trieste’s public square.

trailer

Licchelli, Lorusso, Settembrini

about the authors
Gabriele Licchelli (1993), Francesco Lorusso (1993), Andrea Settembrini (1991) come from a small village in the extreme South-East of Italy. Together they directed and produced “Anche gli uomini hanno fame” (2019) which was premiered at IDFA 2019. They have prior experience working on the topic of migration with film “Arca Hotel” (2017), selected at the 58. Festival dei Popoli and distributed on Guide Doc in 2019. They worked also on the mid-length documentary “Il Fiore in Bocca” (2021) directed by Valeria Civardi and Andrea Settembrini. In 2018 they founded an association Broga Doite Film which produces fiction films, documentaries, music videos and commercials with a high artistic value.

festivals and awards
– 63. Festival dei popoli | Concorso Italiano, 2022, Italy (Home made Video Distribution award popoli doc)

filmography
– Anche gli uomini hanno fame (2019)

– Arca Hotel (2017)