AGAIN – ANCORA
Jan Stöckel | Italy 2020 | 13 Min. | OmeU
Chioggia, southern part of the Venice lagoon, 5 o’clock in the morning. As every day, Michele, Cristian, and Andrea are out on their boat diving and fishing for sea urchins, a delicacy they plan to sell at the wholesale fish market. During the summer vacations, 14-year-old Andrea wants to learn the profession that his grandfather and father have been practicing ever since. Will he really continue the family trade, a hard but rewarding job, or will he take a different path?
AGAIN is the conversation of three generations about the future of their craft, a humorous snapshot that tells about life and the balancing act between what has passed and what is yet to come.
Director: Jan Stöckel (he/him)
Camera: Jan Stöckel
Editing: Jan Stöckel
Sound: Florian Sergola (he/him)
Production: Zalab, Jan Stöckel
Audience Award: Cinema on the Washing Line – Lisbon (Portugal) – 2021
CinemAvvenire Price – ASFF Film Festival – Rome (Italy) – 2021
DAR Special Mention – Festival Mente Locale – Visioni sul Territorio – Valsamoggia and Vignola (Italy) – 2021
Laguna Sud – Il Cinema fuori dal Palazzo – Chioggia (Venice – Italy) – 2020
Festival Mente Locale – Visioni sul Territorio – Valsamoggia and Vignola (Italy) – 2021
Cinema on the Washing Line – Lisbon (Portugal) – 2021
Corti di Mare – Modica (Italy) – 2021
Vizantrop Film Festival – Belgrade (Serbia) – 2021
ASFF Film Festival – Rome (Italy) 2021
Cactus International Children’s and Youth Film Festival – Aosta (Italy) – 2021
Mediterraneo Festival Corto – Cosenza (Italy) 2021
DOCUMED – Mediterranean Documentary Cinema Festival – Tunis (Tunisia) – 202
Jan Stöckel is an Italian/German director and cinematographer, living between Berlin and London. He has a background in visual anthropology and an interest in human stories and how to depict them on screen.
He works in international video-ethnography projects and has directed shorts and medium length documentaries like Ancora (2020) and No Island Like Home (2019).