37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Coming Home


In October of 2014, director Ricardo Preve led a diving expedition on the shore of Barra Musa Kebir, a remote island off the coast of Sudan, in search of the Italian World War II submarine Macalle that sank in 1940.  On the last day of their search, Preve stumbled upon the unmarked grave of Carlo Acefalo, the only submariner to die in the shipwreck. Although numerous pleas had been made to government and military officials over the years to search for Acefalo’s grave and repatriate his body, no attempt had been made. Coming Home follows the unbelievable journey of Preve and his crew as they seek to honor Acefalo and finally bring him home. Discussion with director Ricardo Preve, moderated by Enrico Cesaretti (UVA)


Thursday, October 24


6:00 PM


Violet Crown 5

Film Info

Director: Ricardo Preve

Runtime: 89 min.

Genre: Documentaries

Year: 2018

Country: Argentina

Language: Italian, English

Accessibility: Subtitles

Featuring: Ricardo Preve, German Rodriguez, Jorge Digliglio, Pablo Pieretti, Cristian Disabato, Tomas Wolf