Date: 22 January 2023 (ended)
Time: 16:30
Category: Film


(Trieste Shines at Night)
Matteo Calore, Stefano Collizzolli, Andrea Segre

Italia / Italy
2023, HD, col., 75’
v.o. italiana – pashtu – urdu – hindi / Italian – Pashto – Urdu – Hindi o.v.

Sceneggiatura / Screenplay: Andrea Segre, Stefano Collizzolli, Matteo Calore. Fotografia / Photography: Matteo Calore. Montaggio / Editing: Chiara Russo. Musica / Music: Sergio Marchesini. Suono / Sound: Alberto Cagol. Produzione / Produced by: ZaLab film. Coproduzione / Co-produced by: Vulcano. Con il sostegno di / Supported by: Open Society Foundation, Regione FVG, FVG Film Commission, Regione Lazio – Fondo regionale per il cinema e l’audiovisivo. In collaborazione con / In collaboration with: Associazione Culturale ZaLab, ICS, Rivolti ai Balcani.


Between 2020 and 2021 all media and public opinion were focused on the international health crisis. In Fernetti, at an internal EU border between Italy and Slovenia a few kilometres from Trieste, migrants who managed to cross the border were stopped by Italian law enforcement and sent back, without being identified and without the option of applying for international protection. The Ministry of the Interior refers to these operations as ‘informal readmissions’, defending their legitimacy but neglecting to recount how they really happen…Together with images captured on mobile phones by the migrants themselves during their long journey, their stories of rejection and readmission are intertwined with the ongoing contradictions and debate happening within institutions.

Trieste Shines at Night is a film about the unstable and blurred distinction between security and law, where the race among European governments to reduce numbers pushes the authorities to invent new procedures; in turn defying constitutional limits and creating tensions between different powers of State.” (M. Calore, S. Collizzolli, A. Segre)

Matteo Calore
Matteo Calore was born in Camposampiero (Padua, Italy) in 1983. He is a cinematographer and camera operator. He is a founding member of ZaLab, a production, distribution and sociocultural laboratory

filmografia (regista) / filmography (as director)
2011 I nostri anni migliori doc. (diretto con / directed with: Stefano Collizzolli) 2014 Limbo doc. (diretto con / directed with: Gustav Hofer) 2023 Trieste è bella di notte doc. (diretto con / directed with: Stefano Collizzolli, Andrea Segre)

Stefano Collizzolli
Stefano Collizzolli was born in 1978 in Padua, Italy. A writer and documentary film director, he is also a founding member of ZaLab. His documentaries have been presented in Venice, Turin and other festivals. He is an instructor of Participatory Video in Italy, Palestine, Tunisia and the Dominican Republic.

filmografia scelta / selected filmography
I nostri anni migliori doc. (diretto con / directed with: Matteo Calore) 2014 Il pane a vita doc. 2015 È finita doc. 2016 Fuori Classe doc. (diretto con / directed with: Michele Aiello) 2022 Se fate i bravi doc. (diretto con / directed with: Daniele Gaglianone) 2023 Trieste è bella di notte doc. (diretto con / directed with: Matteo Calore, Andrea Segre)

Andrea Segre
Director Andrea Segre was born in 1976 in Dolo, Venice, Italy. His films and documentaries were succesfully presented at the Venice FF. He is a founding member of ZaLab, a production and distribution company for projects and documentaries promoting socio-cultural action.

filmografia scelta / selected filmography
Io sono Li; Premi / Awards: Venice FF – Premio FEDIC / FEDIC Award; Premio LUX / LUX Prize; London FF – Premio Satyajit Ray / Satyajit Ray Award. Premio FICE / FICE Award. 2013 La prima neve; Premi / Awards: Festival del Cinema Italiano di Annecy / Annecy Italian Cinema Festival – Gran premio / Grand Prix 2017 L’ordine delle cose; Premi / Awards: Venice FF – Premio Human Rights Film Network / Human Rights Film Network Award. 2022 Po doc.; Trieste è bella di notte doc. (diretto con / directed with: Matteo Calore, Stefano Collizzolli)