Wednesday, March 27th, 6pm
Io Sono Li (Shun Li and the Poet), Sogne, 2011
Shun Li has been working in a textile workshop in the outskirts of Rome for eight years trying to obtain the documents to bring her son to Italy. She is suddenly transferred to Chioggia, a small island town situated in the Venetian lagoon to work as a bartender in a tavern. Bepi, a fisherman of Slavic origin, nicknamed by friends as "The Poet", has been visiting the little inn for years. Their meeting is a poetic escape from loneliness, a silent dialogue between different cultures. But the friendship between Shun Li and Bepi disturbs both communities, Chinese and Chioggia, which hinders this new journey. They part ways but, like the ocean, are drawn back together again.