What You Don’t Know About Me

Quello che non sai di me

Switzerland, Italy, 2019
117 minutes, Color
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With poetic elegance and haunting intimacy, Zurich-based director Rolando Colla tells a tale of dignity, trust, innocence, and today's social complexities. Ikendu is forced to flee from Mali via Libya and Italy to Bellinzona in Switzerland. Patricia lives in Bellinzona with her two daughters, whose absent fathers have moved on. Both Ikendu and Patricia are outsiders. He is looking for freedom and a fulfilling life beyond oppression and war. She is on a quest for happiness and security and for a husband, a lover, and father to her children. As their contrasting lives begin to converge, they both believe they have finally reached their destination of a better life. Their pasts are unescapable, however, and love soon finds itself challenged by doubts and hidden truths. Life-altering choices must be made.—Various sources

In Italian with English subtitles

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