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Canfod Prize Winner: BassiL'ora

Canfod Prize Winner: BassiL'ora

Mon 1 January 0001 - Sun 17 November 2019

The IFFC jury has now deliberated and the 2019 Canfod Prize for Best Documentary goes to BassiL'ora.

Directed by Rebecca Basso and starring Giuseppe Bassi and Karina Arutyunyan, Bassil'ora is a moving recounting of 100-year-old Giuseppe Bassi's experience of being held prisoner in Russia during Second World War.

From 1942 to 1946 Giuseppe was a prisoner in several different camps: Tambow, Oranki and Suzdal. He got to know many people, heard lot of stories and came across a truly unique piece of reportage.
The narrator and second character of the story is the actress Karina Arutyunyan who acts the part of a Russian woman living in Italy, whose grandfather fought on the Russian side during the Second World War.


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