Hanna and Violka| 56mins
Director: rossella piccinno | Producer: dakhlavision
Focus Years: 2009 | Country: Italy
Hanna Korszla, one of Italyâ€™s 1,700,000 immigrant carers, has lived in the Salento for three years, looking after Antonio - who is over 80 and suffers from Alzheimerâ€™s - day and night. Violka, her 19-year-old Polish daughter, is out of work. She takes on Hannaâ€™s role as â€˜Ntoniâ€™s carer, enabling her mother to return to Poland to visit family. There Hanna comes to terms with a difficult past and a problematical present, while Violka, extremely young to look after such an old man, gets to grips with a stay in Italy which is anything but a holiday.