Babylon Sisters

Director: Gigi Roccati
Starring: Nav Ghotra, Rahul Dutta, Amber Dutta, Renato Carpentieri
Run time: 85 mins | Recommended Certificate: 12A
Language: Italian, Hindi with EST | Year: 2017 | Country: Italy

Babylon Sisters showing at LIFF 2017

Set in the backstreets of Trieste, Italy, this feelgood, song-soaked film highlights the power of sisterhood. Young Indian immigrant Kamala and her parents have just moved into a tenement with other immigrant families and an old Italian teacher who accuses them of eating local cats. As an eviction notice looms, the drastically different women of each family fight together to save their home.

Director

Gigi Roccati

Gigi Roccati

Director, writer, documentarist filmmaking teacher at Scuola Holden Berlinale Talent Campus, Torino Film Lab and Eictv Alumni Graduate of London Film School and London Metropolitan University.

Gigi Roccati is a director and screenwriter. Awarded for best war documentary on Italian Television in 2013, by Rai and the Ministry of Defence for his work The Road to Kabul. His previous screen-plays, documentaries and short films have earned him international prizes and awards, as well as development and institutional funds like Media Europe, Mibact and Tfl.

Film Screenings

UK Premiere

London | BFI Southbank
June 23, 2017 6:10 pm

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London | Crouch End Picturehouse
June 24, 2017 6:30 pm

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