My film comes from a reflection of the relationship which our cinema has with the Italian countryside. And so the idea is to recount the transformation of this countryside through the overwhelming impressions of three great directors (Antonioni, Rossellini and Visconti) who have written the history of our cinema, starting from the war years”. Quote from the director.
The films quoted are:
The Adventure, The Outcry, Identification of a Woman, Ritorno a Lisca Bianca, Story of a Love Affair, N.U., Red Desert, Beyond the Clouds, The Eclipse, The Vanquished, The Night, Sicilia Mandorli, The Girlfriends - all by Michelangelo Antonioni;
Death in Venice, White Nights, Rocco and His Brothers, Bellissima, Conversation Piece, Ossessione, Sandra of a Thousand Delights, The Innocent, The Earth Trembles - all by Luchino Visconti;
Ways of Love, Paisan, Anima nera, Garibaldi, Rome, Open City, General della Rovere, Journey to Italy, No Greater Love, The Machine That Kills Bad People, Stromboli, Idea di un'isola, Francis, God's Jester - by Roberto Rossellini.
The settings for the film: Volterra, Pompei, Lisca Bianca, Milan, Stromboli, Vulcano, Campagna Umbra, Lucca, Aci Trezza, Campagna Ferrarese, Campagna Mantovana, Venice lagoon, Basiluzzo, Amalfi Coast, Noto, Turin, Maiori, Naples, Valli di Comacchio, Livorno, Genoa, Campagna veneta