Io Sono Li (Shun Li and the Poet)

Andrea Segre
100 min
Io Sono Li

Shun Li works in a textile factory in the outskirts of Rome, in order to get her papers and enable her eight-year-old son to come to Italy. She is suddenly transferred to Chioggia, a small city-island in the Veneto lagoon, to work as a bartender in a pub. Bepi, a Slavic fisherman, nicknamed “the Poet” by his friends, has been a regular at that little pub for years. The friendship between Shun Li and Bepi upsets both the Chinese and local communities, who interfere with this new voyage, which they are perhaps simply too afraid of.

Screenplay: Andrea Segre, Marco Pettenello
Cinematography: Luca Bigazzi
Editing: Sara Zavarise
Art direction: Leonardo Scarpa
Costumes: Maria Rita Barbera
Cast: Zhao Tao, Rade Serbedzija, Marco Paolini, Roberto Citran, Giuseppe Battiston
Producer: Francesco Bonsembiante, Francesca Feder
Production: Jolefilm, Aeternam Films, Rai Cinema, Arte, Haut et Court
Backing: Eurimages, Regione del Veneto
Distrbutor: Parthenos, Haut et Court