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Denis Rabaglia CH 2000 82'

75-year-old Giuseppe De Metrio has spent 30 years in Geneva, as foreign worker for the Broyer company. Upon retirement, he returned to Puglia, Italy, where his family had continued to live. His only grandchild, 7-year-old Carla, is blind. The whole family looks forward hopefully to the day when Carla's sight can be restored by means of a cornea transplantation. After a heart attack, Giuseppe decides to wait no longer and returns to Switzerland to ask his former boss Mr. Broyer for the money necessary for the operation, as an old promise binds the two men. Intended as a 48-hour trip, Giuseppe and Carla's visit in Switzerland becomes a journey that both grandfather and granddaughter never dreamt of…

''AZZURRO is a film which connects two different cultures and languages. Something that starts one thinking about my contradiction between my italian roots and my "swiss"-personality. I want to tell a story which sometimes supposed to be melancholic and mocking at the same time; often dramatic but nevertheless never seems to appear sad. Something told in a simple and serious way, always respectful to the ones who live their lives between inner conflicts and reconciliation.
Denis Rabaglia''