Le donne della Vucciria
Luciano Cucinella, Ernest Lanzafame, Fabrizio Piazza, Alexandre Vella
Hi! Production, NCN
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The sixth in a series of short films The Miu Miu Women's Tales directed by distinctive female filmmakers with different intellectual background, which explore the femininity by the cinema.
Palestinian female director Hiam Abbass contemplates the transformative power of clothes, music and dance in a charming, evocative study of the women of the Sicilian city of Palermo. In the Vucciria, the heart of Palermo´s historic old city, strains of quintessentially Italian traditional music drift into a dressmaker´s workshop on the warm breeze, carrying the anticipation of the long summer evening, and perhaps a little magic too. The dressmaker sews, creating a mysterious collection of traditional puppet costumes, while the square below comes alive with music and dancing. As a cast of vibrant women rise and join the musicians in a crescendo of spinning polka dots and clapping metallic suede heels, the dressmaker looks on, leaving us to wonder who really pulls the strings of this intoxicating fiesta.