Bisato d’Oro Award, Venice 2022
Directed by: Mihai Mincan
Country: Romania, France, Greece, Bulgaria, Czech Republic
Length: 122 min.
Based on a true story. 1996, open sea. During his shift on a transatlantic ship’s deck, Joel, a religious Filipino sailor, discovers Dumitru, a Romanian stowaway hidden between some containers. If he is spotted by the Taiwanese officers running the vessel, Dumitru is at risk to be thrown overboard. Joel decides to hide him, as a sign of his gratitude towards God. Soon, a dangerous cat and mouse game begins.
Niko Becker, Soliman Cruz, Bart Guingona, Olivier Ho Hio Hen, Alexandre Nguyen