A Breath of Life
Matteo Botrugno, Daniele Coluccini
Documentary : 93' / Elder, Trans, Human Rights

Lucy is a ninety-five-year-old lady. In her apartment, photos turned yellow by the passing time recount the ado­lescence of a boy who at the time was called Luciano and who was going to live the most terrible period of his life. Lucy is the oldest transsexual woman in Italy. She is among the few survivors of Dachau’s concentra­tion camp. Lucy’s story tells us the history of the 1900s. The events of her turbulent life become a metaphor for a humanity that does not give up and that treasures the most important gift in history, memory, as a unique and irreplaceable starting point.


September 18 | 15h30 | Cinema São Jorge - Sala 3 Buy Tickets
Documentary Competition

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Year: 2021

Country: Italy, Germany

Language: italian

Subtitles: english

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Matteo Botrugno, Daniele Coluccini


Matteo Botrugno and Daniele Coluccini started directing together the short film trilogy Chrysalis (2007), Europa (2007), and Sisifo (2008), selected for over 40 international film festivals. In 2010 they released their first feature, Et in terra pax, selected for the Giornate degli Autori of the Venice Film Festival.   


2021 - C’è un Soffio di Vita Soltando (Documentary)
2017 - Il Contagio (Feature Film)
2011 - Et In Terra Pax (Feature Film)
2007 - Sisifo (Short Film)
2007 - Europa (Short Film)
2007 - Chrysalis (Short Film)

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