In a small Sicilian village on the edge of a forest, 13-year-old Giuseppe (Fernandez) vanishes. His classmate, Luna (Jedlikowska), refuses to accept his mysterious disappearance and rebels against the silence surrounding it. Determined to find him, she descends through a mysterious lake into the dark world which has swallowed him up.
Based on the 1993 kidnapping of Giuseppe Di Matteo, directors Grassadonia and Piazza beautifully combine a magical fairy tale with the silent terror of Mafia control.
“Co-directors Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza beautifully mix fairy tale and mythological tropes with the harsh reality of a Mafia kidnapping” Variety