16mm - colour
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Languidly lying under the sun, “Incompiuta” (the Unfinished, name of the ancient church that appears in the film - Abbazia della SS. Trinità, Venosa) is a timeless witness to life happening around her.
Its open walls symphonize - by way of the wind - the feminine voice of the earth, echo the daily chatter about fruit and figs, ("fiche" a vernacular name for “vulva” is said in the local dialect, in fact fig trees are female in all mystical traditions) and of the collective consciousness, soul of the world, condensing the vertigo that comes from connecting to the archaic time of our childhood.
Simply observing ordinary places and people, an intense and symbolic reading emerges of our fall from paradise reflecting upon the human condition, precarious and painful, on its unbridgeable loneliness, and on its destiny of death.
It travels through sunkissed countryside, approaches the peasants' huts, enters the homes of women and their mundane chatter about fruit, moving to the abandoned villages, where the first waves of burkinabé migrant laborers have found shelter, and finally returns to the marble columns of the Incompiuta.