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New Italian Cinema
Australian Premiere


Italian star duo Alessandro Borghi and Luigi Lo Cascio deliver standout performances in this clash between local fishermen and poachers on the Po River Delta in northeastern Italy. 

A local group of volunteers led by Osso (Lo Cascio) wants to save the river from overfishing and defend it from the Florians, a family on the run from the Danube region who are plundering the river’s fish stocks and flouting fishing laws. With the Florians is Elia (Borghi), a man born and raised in the Delta, who once was part of the local community but now finds himself on the opposite side of the conflict. 

Overwhelmed by a thirst for vengeance, the two men will face each other amidst the fog of the Delta. As their struggle intensifies, they will come to discover their true natures in a duel where nobody ends up a hero. 

A gritty and compelling second feature from Michele Vannucci, Delta is a strikingly shot, atmospheric river-set neo-Western of rising tension between tradition and modernity.

Compelling and original.
2022 | 105 min | Drama | Italy
Cast: Alessandro Borghi, Luigi Lo Cascio, Emilia Scarpati Fanetti, Greta Esposito
Language: Italian with English subtitles
Michele Vannucci


Born in 1987, Michele Vannucci completed a degree at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome and made his feature film debut in 2016 with I Was a Dreamer, which was selected at the Venice Film Festival and Vannucci was nominated Best Newcomer at the David di Donatello Awards. Delta is his second feature.

Locarno International Film Festival 2022
Best Cinematography, Best Score, Best Sound, Nastri d’Argento Awards 2023
Best Debut Film, Haifa International Film Festival 2022