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After many years away, Silvestro returns from northern Italy to the Sicilian countryside of his childhood to visit his mother. On his journey, he has conversations with strangers in a port, fellow passengers on a train, his mother, and a knife-sharpener.

Our take

This stunning restoration of Straub-Huillet’s tragicomic and lyrical masterwork centers on life and its many struggles on the island of Sicily. One of the duo’s most beguiling films, Sicilia! offers unique reflections on travel and homeland, cooking, politics, family, and so much more.