No Dogs or Italians Allowed (ENG SUBS)
The village of Ugheterra, situated atop a mountain in Piedmont, Northern Italy, was once inhabited by families sharing the same surname. A century later, the village has fallen into disrepair, including the ancestral home of director Alain Ughetto’s grandparents, compelling Ughettos like Luigi and his brother to undertake arduous work in neighboring France and Switzerland during winter months, in the hope of a better life.
“No Dogs or Italians Allowed” is an evocative stop-motion animation, and a personal story for its animator and director, Alain Ughetto, who drew inspiration from his ancestors’ experiences. The film beautifully captures the struggles of guest workers, their unwavering determination to improve their lives, and the enduring xenophobia that haunts migrant communities to this day. It is no wonder that the film won the European Film Award for Best Animated Film in Europe.