CMP student Philip Cartelli and Mariangela Ciccarello’s film, Lampedusa has its world premiere at the Lorcarno Film Festival.

Philip Cartelli and Mariangela Ciccarello
Italy, France, USA · 2015 · DCP · Color and Black and White

Combining high definition and Super 8 footage, Lampedusa is composed of interwoven narratives based on a series of real events. In 1831, a volcanic island suddenly erupted from the sea a few kilometers off the southern coast of Sicily. An international dispute ensued, as a number of European powers laid claim to this newfound “land”. The island receded below sea level six months later, leaving only a rocky ledge under the sea…