Palermo Sole Nero

by Joséphine Jouannais

France
2021
26 min
OV Italian, English - French Subtitles
Short film
Documentary, Fiction
Color
DCP

Joséphine Jouannais will be attending

In competition 2021

Official synopsis

Dennis and Ibra live in Palermo without knowing how long they can stay there. When Ibra disappears, Dennis looks for his friend around the city, under the gaze of the patron Saints.

The programmer’s eye

A limpid and inhabited work, “Palermo Sole Nero” takes us through the streets of the festive Sicilian capital alongside Dennis, who has gone in search of his friend Ibra. With faces, languages and resounding stories, naturalism - irrigated by popular traditions - takes on the hue of the sacred. When fantasy frankly takes hold of the film through animals, the migration that’s taking place in the two men’s destiny is expressed. The warm languor that bathes their beautiful friendship makes all signs and miracles possible. — Mathilde Guitton-Marcon

Biography and Filmography

Joséphine Jouannais was born in Paris. After studying literature, she graduated from INSAS in Brussels in the production section. She directed her first short documentary in Palermo in 2018, and continued her work there with “Palermo Sole Nero”.

2021 - PALERMO SOLE NERO (Short) - Joséphine Jouannais - Director, Screenwriter
2018 - ELECTIONS (ELEZIONI) (Short) - Joséphine Jouannais - Director, Screenwriter
2017 - POUR CEUX QUI RESTENT (Short) - Joséphine Jouannais - Director, Screenwriter

Joséphine Jouannais

Ibrahima Deme, Dennis Appiah

Le G.R.E.C. - Groupe de Recherches et d’Essais Cinématographiques

de Joséphine Jouannais

Joséphine Jouannais was born in Paris. After studying literature, she graduated from INSAS in Brussels in the production section. She directed her first short documentary in Palermo in 2018, and continued her work there with “Palermo Sole Nero”.

2021 - PALERMO SOLE NERO (Short) - Joséphine Jouannais - Director, Screenwriter
2018 - ELECTIONS (ELEZIONI) (Short) - Joséphine Jouannais - Director, Screenwriter
2017 - POUR CEUX QUI RESTENT (Short) - Joséphine Jouannais - Director, Screenwriter