Date: 27 January 2022 (ended)
Time: 18:30
Category: Film


Cristian Natoli

Italia – Croazia / Italy – Croatia
2021, HD, col., 75’
v.o. Italiana – inglese – urdu / Italian – English – Urdu o.v.

Sceneggiatura / Screenplay: Cristian Natoli, Enrique Carcione. Fotografia / Photography: Debora Vrizzi. Montaggio / Editing: Matteo Serman. Musica / Music: Marco Germini. Suono / Sound: Havir Gergolet, Emilian Gherlanz, Francesco Morosini, Teresa Scarcia. Scenografia / Art Director: Anton Spacapan Voncina. Costumi / Costume Designer: Vittoria Prignano. Interpreti / Cast: Elisa Menon, Seyde Hasan Zeidi. Produzione / Produced by: Tesla Production. Coproduzione / Co-produced by: 4Film. Con il sostegno di / Supported by: Fondo Audiovisivo FVG, FVG Film Commission, Regione FVG, YFF Film, Banca Etica, Impatto+ con produzioni dal basso, Coop Alleanza 3.0, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio Gorizia, Caritas Gorizia, Duemilauno Agenzia Sociale. Distribuzione per l’Italia / Distributed in Italy by: Premiere Film Distribution.


Alongside the banks of a river In Italy’s Gorizia spreads a spontaneous encampment of migrants, the “Jungle”, a place suspended between cultures. Through the eyes of Elisa Menon, a social theater director, we will enter into this community and discover it through a theater performance that draws attention to the present migration in an unusual and empathic way.
The Jungle
premiered at the latest Warsaw International Film Festival.

The documentary deals with the theme of distance: the virtual, linguistic and cultural distance between the young asylum seekers and the rest of the local community, and the physical, material distance that divides them from their places of origin and their families. For this reason, the closing performance of the workshop, which coincides with the final scenes of the documentary, takes place in the ‘Jungle’ itself, becoming an opportunity to witness the meeting and confrontation of two cultures that had never before come together … The narrative style we adopted is straightforward and linear … The result is a film that never turns to protest or outbursts, but tries to show the more human side of its characters.” (C. Natoli)

Cristian Natoli
Italian director, screenwriter and cinematographer Cristian Natoli was born in 1981 in Gorizia. Since 2004 he has been working in film and television with some of the main Italian production companies. Together with Chiara Toffolo, in 2017 he founded the Tesla Production company. The Jungle was one of the selected projects at This Is IT 2020.

filmografia scelta / selected filmography
2010 Áttörés doc. cm / sf 2013 Álamhatar – Passaggi di confine doc. cm / sf; Per mano ignota: Peteano una strage dimenticata doc. 2015 Figli di Maria doc. 2019 La fiaba perduta doc. 2021 The Jungle doc.