Scent of Myrtle
"Scent of Myrtle" is a original documentary movie project about a friendly, bizarre, forty years old sardinian shepherd Francesco Mattu. Francesco will transport us, with continuous narrative flashbacks crossing his exciting memories and accompanied with his poetic voice, from his childhood in Sardinia to the present days. For the past 10 years until now, Francesco, lived in the Friulian Alps in a village named Tramonti di Sotto. His tales focus on the uncontaminated nature and his life between his beloved sheeps, a cassette player always on, folk songs and ancestral rites that accompanied his childhood in the centre of Barbagia, in a not so distant time.
An italian midsummer Adventure
A comedy “on the road”. An exhilarating journey from North Italy to the South, from Friuli to Molise, across six regions. A twist of funny and unbelievable situations during a hot August Bank Holiday. The beauty of our Adriatic coast is seen through the eyes of Bruno, an elderly lawyer with a muscular dystrophy, and Roberto, a young graduate, which fate has brought together. Spectacular countryside, local regional habits and traditions mix together along this journey with typical regional food and drink giving us continuously funny turns of events. A independent film typically “Made in Italy” to smile at life. Entirely filmed in GoPro.
The sun sets at midnight
Gianni Missana, a fifteen-year-old boy, is hanged in his village, Valeriano. Shortly before, in Spilimbergo, the same fate came to the nineteen year of Castelnovo Primo Zanetti. History reconstructs in detail the events that led to this tragic epilogue. Gianni had nothing to do with the partisans, even if sometimes he went to Castelnovo to bring tickets that gave him a girl from Valeriano, Rica. He was not a relay, he did it only to earn cigarettes.
The documentary is the audiovisual communication tool par excellence. Personally I have always tried to interpret it with a touch of different artisticity, founded on the instinct of seizing the moment. An interview or a collected testimony will be forever. It can not be repeated.