Project Description

Sembra Mio Figlio

Just Like My Son


– Who are you?
– I am your son, İsmail.
– I don’t have any sons, named İsmail.

Ismail is a man living in Europe with his brother Hassan since their childhood. The brothers managed to escape the Taliban persecution in Afghanistan during the first years of the new millennium. Their mother who has never lost the hope of hearing from her children again, does not know them. After several uneasy phone calls, Ismail will face the fate of his family, the meaninglessness of the war and the history of his people. At the same time, like every child, he will take care of his mother who is his first love.

  • Golde Ciak Film Festival – Special Award
  • Italy National Journalists’ Syndicate – Special Award
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Thursday, 18 June
Guest: Costanza Quatriglo
Moderator: Aslı Şahin
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06/18/2020 05:00 PM
06/18/2020 05:30 PM
Instagram Live Q&A – Just Like My Son
Guest: Costanza Quatriglo – Moderator: Aslı Şahin

Year 2018, Italy, Serbia, Belgium
Language English, Persian
Runtime 108′
Subtitle Turkish
Color Color
Format Digital
Director Costanza Quatriglio
Screenwriter Costanza Quatriglio, Doriana Leondeff
Cinematography Stefano Favilene, Sabrina Varani
Editing Letizia Caudullo, Marie-Helene Dozo
Music Luca D’Alberto
Producer Andrea Paris, Matteo Rovere
Cast Basir Ahang, Dawood Yousefi, Tihana Lazovic


Costanza Quatriglio

  • 1997 – Liberio
  • 2003 – L’isola
  • 2009 – Il mio Cuore Umano
  • 2014 – Triangle (Documentary)
  • 2015 – 87 Ore (Documentary)