Feature Film / Drama

Fish and Chips

Three European stories of migration meet in a country crushed by the financial crash of 2008: Ireland. Charles, known as Charles, emigrated to Ireland from southern Lazio in the 1970s. He owns a Fish and Chips restaurant, above which he trains young boxers in a improvised gym. 

His niece, Ida, unemployed in Italy, follows in her uncle’s footsteps thirty years later, leaving her family and the suburbs of Frosinone. Marcin is a young Polish man who, after his country joins the European Union, ends up working on an Irish farm.  A portrait of Europe during the economic recession and three personal intertwined stories that serve as metaphors for Italy, Ireland and Poland, all united by the Catholic tradition, the centrality of family and the cyclical nature of having to leave one’s own country.

The project is supported by the 2022 CREA MEDIA European co-development fund.


Giulio Squillacciotti


Emma Film, Wildcat Pictures, Lava Film