Quando non puoi tornare indietro

14 september 2019

19 : 15

Italian contest

Brief Synopsis:

Among the passengers at Fiumicino airport, there’s Obaida, a bright engineering student who miraculously arrives in Rome thanks to a scholarship. He used to dream of becoming a singer but the war changed his priorities. Obaida is on his own, his family remained in Syria. When everything is lost, starting over seems impossible. But life never ceases to surprise Obaida: He will sing at “The Voice”, he will graduate with honors and his path will cross other lives and stories. Though he looks lost at the airport arrivals, Obaida seems to know where to go despite not knowing the way.


Directed by: Leonardo Cinieri Lombroso
Production: Leonardo Cinieri Lombroso
Producer: Leonardo Cinieri Lombroso
Editing: Erika Manoni
Cinematography: Leonardo Cinieri Lombroso
Running time: 64’
Country: Italy
Year: 2019
Contacts: Leonardo Cinieri Lombroso │ leonardo@cinierilombroso.com

Director’s note:

“Through the story of the extraordinary adventure that, for better or for worse, Obaida has lived and continues to live, I would like to look at Syria and war from a new point of view: that of people whose lives have been broken by war, but who remain bearers of feelings and passions so that they can be understood and shared triggering a more intense reflection, based on encounter, mutual knowledge and understanding.”
Leonardo Cinieri Lombroso