The Spring of My Life

La primavera della mia vita

Directed by: Zavvo Nicolosi

Zavvo Nicolosi’s feature debut is a lively, engaging, often hilarious road movie starring popular Sicilian singers Colapesce and Dimartino (whose music videos Nicolosi directs). The film is the fictional story of two friends who share a certain musical past (very meta!) as they embark on an unusual journey to Sicily. As they travel across the legendary island and its villages, towns, and cities, not to mention the volcanic Mount Etna, they have odd, absurdist encounters with decidedly eccentric characters. Influenced by the road movies of Wim Wenders and Aki Kaurismäki, with nods to Wes Anderson’s whimsical humour, The Springtime of My Life is a colourful cinematic and musical confection—a trip to Sicily you won’t soon forget.

“An elegiac road movie set in a radiant version of Sicily following in the tracks of the island’s legends … Sugar-coated and colourful—think sweet cassata with candied fruit.”

Camillo De Marco, Cineuropa

In Italian with English subtitles
95 min
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[Horák] matches each of the film’s periods to a different style: the 1960s to the Czech New Wave, the 1970s to normalization films, and the 1980s to documentary-like grainy footage. The stylisation enables a fine adjustment of dramatic effects”

(Martin Kudláč, Cineuropa).


  • Bulgarian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards 2018
  • Golden Rose Festival of Bulgarian film: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Critics Gild Award and Audience Award

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