Temporary Road - (una) vita di Franco Battiato
A long conversation with Franco Battiato, the recording of his album Apriti Sesamo, the performances and the behind the scenes of his last tour, in a film that tells the stages of an extraordinary human life dedicated to the pursuit of art and soul-searching.
“No one has ever made a movie about Franco Battiato that told his long and multifaceted artistic and human path in a systematic way. […] Fans and connoisseurs wanting to study his art and its connections to the musician’s biography should do so autonomously; they should retrace the long journey (still in full and tumultuous progress) of the Sicilian artists, trying to understand that, as Battiato himself would say, ‘the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.’ This film is meant to be more than just a documentary: it is aims to be a real feature, a complete work that traces the steps of a career that started over fifty years ago. A tribute to his artistic contributions, which unquestionably represent one of the most significant pieces of the mosaic that is the contemporary music scene.”