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Directed by Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub
Written by Elio Vittorini
Starring Gianni Buscarino
Cinematography William Lubtchansky
Edited by Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub
Release dates
Running time
66 minutes
Country Italy / France / Germany
Language Italian

Sicilia! is a 1999 Italian black-and-white film directed by Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub. Sicilia! follows a man returning to visit his native Sicily, after living in Northern Italy for many years. The film is an adaptation of Elio Vittorini's anti-fascist novel Conversations in Sicily, which was first published in 1941.

Portuguese filmmaker Pedro Costa's documentary on Straub and Huillet, Où gît votre sourire enfoui? (alternately translated into English as Where Does Your Hidden Smile Lie? or Where Lies Your Hidden Smile?), was filmed while they were editing Sicilia!.

The film was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival.[1]



  1. "Festival de Cannes: Sicilia!". Retrieved 2009-10-10.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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