Two African children arrive by boat at the Salento coast in search of a better life. Their adventure leads them to meet an unusual character in a Santa Claus costume. The film’s horror aesthetic reflects the narratives of the children’s journey to Italy - their discovery of the West is a dark and bitter tale. This is a haunting, modern spin on the good Samaritan - focusing on a troubled but well-meaning Santa-clad protagonist.
Direction: Alessandro Valenti