Pasquale is an unauthorized car-park attendant who has been sentenced to house arrest. He is allowed outside for two hours every day. He uses this time to return to the piazza where he used to work and to visit a storage room full of junk he has accumulated over his lifetime. A human condition which is unauthorized and illegitimate, but resists/exists.
In a small Sicilian town, hundreds of worshippers invoke the grace of St. Sebastian. Between sacred and profane, folklore and liturgy, the relationship between faith and the individual takes form.
A man carves a tree in southern Italy. A wordless dialogue with a myth, Era. A material clash, the offspring of atavistic feelings of revenge, in which the destructive act becomes creation because, for humans, transformation passes by way of a negation. Metamorphosis is an act of pain.
A short film made in 1955 by a father using an old movie camera to film his daughter getting dressed on her first day of school. Time passes and now it’s the daughter who is watching and has the game in hand and, by re-elaborating the movie, can do and say that which before could neither be done nor said.
In the same places where Visconti shot La terra trema, the Rodolico family has been constructing boats for four generations. An ancient knowledge is being lost. Only wood safeguards the memory.
A legendary land of conquest, the Far West is unexplored territory where dreams can come true. A cowboy leaves for a long journey and plunges into pristine, wild nature, in search of his personal Far West. A shaman will show him the way out.
A visionary and metaphysical journey. A faraway world, apparently identical to our own. A small science fiction film with a flock of goats passing by at sunset near an isolated bay on the island of Cephalonia.
In Japanese mythology, Onikuma is a demonic bear which hunts horses and walks on its hind legs. Like film images, the demon can take many forms and the two women wearing fur hats soon find this out.
A literary stroll through cinema. As they conduct bibliographical research for a script, the authors profane a few “sacred” texts of western thought. The recurrent question “what is time?” shadows the actors in the movie, who are oblivious to the knowledge they are bringing to light.