Io sono Li

Category

Feature films

International title

Shun Li and the poet

Country of production

Italy, France

Year

2011

Synopsis

Shun Li is a Chinese immigrant who works in a textile factory in Rome in order to pay her debt and allow her son to join her in Italy. Not being paid enough, she moves to Chioggia to work as a bartender in a Chinese-owned osteria, mainly attended by local fishermen. Among the patrons there is also the elderly fisherman Bepi, known as ?the Poet?, who fled Yugoslav thirty years prior. The affection that arises between Shun Li and the fisherman leads to a relationship that clashes with the prejudices and disapproval of both the Chioggia and the Chinese communities.

Subject

Andrea Segre

Direction

Andrea Segre

Script

Andrea Segre

Photography

Luca Bigazzi

Scenography

Jorgelina Depetris Pochintesta

Costumes

Maria Rita Barbera

Original music

François Couturier

Editing

Sara Zavarise

Cast

Zhao Tao, Rade ?erbed?ija, Marco Paolini, Giuseppe Battiston, Roberto Citran

Producer

Francesco Bonsembiante

Production

Kodak

Distributor

Rai Cinema
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