Antonio has spent his whole life away from Italy, his home country. He crosses paths with Leo, a young Italian artist who is trying to make it abroad. The old man’s and the young woman’s destinies mirror each other. Memories from the past are awoken and end up offering a more peaceful future to both of them.
“I was born Italian, but I became Luxembourgish as well, traveling with two passports. It is a journey that holds many questions. [...] So there are many stories to tell. Without my parents’ generation, IO STO BENE would not be relevant; but neither would it be without the migratory movements of today and tomorrow. [...] This film is the continuation of the work I initiated with the documentary TERRA MIA, TERRA NOSTRA, this time with the desire to move away from my personal history. But above all, it was necessary to find a contemporary approach to the subject, a link between the historical migrations of the 1960s and the new departures that the southern European countries have been facing in recent years. It is a perpetual renewal with many similarities and differences. I wanted to tell the story of generations meeting, each one carrying their own baggage.”