‘Revelstoke, A Kiss in the Wind’ tells the story of Angelo Conte, and highlights the immigrant story of Canada, and the Italian experience in Western Canada, and is a beautiful love story spanning generations.
“My great grandfather Angelo Conte died in an accident in 1915, while he was working on the construction of a railway tunnel in Canada. Nobody knew what had happened to him during his immigrant journey, until I discovered his letters to Anna, his young beloved wife. Thirty months before the accident, when Angelo left Italy, she was carrying his baby: my grandmother. Sadly, they never met again.
After reading Angelo’s letters, I decided to make his same journey, with the company of Irene, my girlfriend. We will go from Italy to Vancouver, Kamloops, the Selkirk Mountains and finally Revelstoke, where Angelo is buried. A grave nobody has visited in a hundred years.
Letter by letter we will discover his mystery, crossing paths with today’s immigrants, writers, historians and common citizens of the Canadian mosaic. Places, objects, encounters blend into a visual time-machine, helping me to bring Angelo back to life, and bring him back to Anna.” – Nicola Moruzzi, Director
A question and answer session with the director follows the film with displays and refreshments in the lobby.
Or purchase your tickets in Downtown Revelstoke at:
Revelstoke Museum and Archives
315 First Street West, Revelstoke
Monday – Friday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm