Island of the Hungry Ghosts at Cinema La Compagnia

Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival presents Island of the Hungry Ghosts by Gabrielle Brady at Cinema La Compagnia, Florence.

The film was born in 2015 within the project Feature Expanded, and it won the award for best documentary in 7 international festivals, including the Tribeca Film Festival and the Mumbai International Film Festival in 2018.

Island of the Hungry Ghosts is set on Christmas Island, a small Australian island located in the middle of the Indian ocean, where every year 50 millions of red crabs migrate from the heart of the jungle to the sea. On the same island, hundreds of asylum seekers are detained indefinitely in a maximum-security facility. The director takes a close look at the tragedy of these very damaged and subdued people, rendered powerless by the authorities and forcibly separated from their loved ones.

Take a look at the interview with Gabrielle Brady realised during the 11th edition of Lo schermo dell’arte.

Florence, April 11-17, 2019
Island of the Hungry Ghosts
by Gabrielle Brady, Germany, United Kingdom, Australia, 2018, 94’
Vo: English, French, Farsi, Mandarin, Hokkien, Cantonese; Sub: English, Italian
Cinema La Compagnia
Via Cavour 50R
cinemalacompagnia.it
The screening will be in original language with Italian subtitles.
Entry tickets: 6€ full price | 5€ reduced price


Thursday the 11th of April, h: 9pm
Friday the 12th of April, h: 7pm
Saturday the 13th of April, h: 9pm
Sunday the 14th of April, h: 7pm
Tuesday the 16th of April, h: 7pm
Thursday the 18th of April, h: 5pm