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.
DIRECTOR: 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.