Il Mio Corpo tells the parallel stories of Oscar, a young working class Sicilian boy, and Stanley, a Nigerian refugee. Oscar dreams of escaping the grip of his father, whom he helps collect scrap metal from illegal dumping sites, while Stanley works as a farmhand in order to survive. In this intense, lovely and deeply empathetic film, director Michele Pennetta finds a melancholy harmony between the lives of these two young men who exist on the margins of a world that has discarded them. Set against this alienating backdrop, these two souls, who are seemingly worlds apart, find each other. Made with remarkable access to its subjects, Il Mio Corpo feels like a finely tuned drama.
Fri 28 Aug / 9am