Amalia e Giancarlo

Amalia e Giancarlo

«Amalia e Giancarlo» tells the touching emigration history of eighty-six-year-old Amalia Malchiodi-Cadieli. Sixty years ago, the Surselva native travelled to the United States with a well-to-do family and later settled in New York. But she never forgot her home and her language. The film accompanies Amalia and her son Giancarlo on a trip back to her Grisons roots. Amalia playfully recounts the adventures of her life. Raised in humble circumstances in Sagogn, she moved away at the age of eighteen to work in a hotel in Klosters. She served prominent vacationers from all over the world and met an American family who hired her as a nanny, taking her with them to the US. Amalia travelled extensively with this family and was even Ernest Hemingway's guest in Havana during the Cuban Revolution. On her way back to her homeland Amalia ended up staying on in New York. In the film by Kurt Reinhard and Christoph Schreiber, Amalia takes her now fifty-year-old son Giancarlo to the places where her amazing travels began more than sixty years ago.

Running Time
25 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Documentary, Short
Kurt Reinhard, Christoph Schreiber
Christoph Schreiber, Kurt Reinhard
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Amalia e Giancarlo» (16)

Angela Webb avatar
Angela Webb

This is the best Short movie I have seen in decades. I was blown away of the plot and brilliant sound score. An amazing movie experience.

William K. avatar
William K.

Everyone did a fantastic job; I absolutely fell in love with the movie.

Daniel Murphy avatar
Daniel Murphy

The movie is littered with interesting themes which adds further depth to this already amazing story.

Melissa avatar

Great movie...telling everyone...

Nicholas K. avatar
Nicholas K.

In this surprisingly good movie, Kurt Reinhard raise interesting questions, but use a different angle this time around.

Kimberly Lopez avatar
Kimberly Lopez

Christoph Schreiber did great job! This film is a visual spectacle with beautiful wide shots and a great storyline!

Mark A. avatar
Mark A.

I enjoyed this. You might too!

Sharon Tran avatar
Sharon Tran

So good we watched it twice in a row. Melts me every time

George W. avatar
George W.

This movie definitely catches your attention. The Screenplay Written masterfully by Christoph Schreiber, is innovative & nail-biting.

Theresa P. avatar
Theresa P.

Flawless, perfect or anything else that tells this is a freakin good movie!

Joan Harrison avatar
Joan Harrison

The film features absolutely stunning cinematography, a great cast and a very good story.

Jesse avatar

An absolute must see for everyone, and I'm positive that I’ll never see another movie better than this, and this will stay at #1 on my list forever.