MY HOME AND MY NEIGHBOURS - The Long Journey by Joyce Lussu

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MY HOME AND MY NEIGHBOURS - The Long Journey by Joyce Lussu (La MIA CASA E I MIEI COINQUILINI - il lungo viaggio di Joyce Lussu)

MY HOME AND MY NEIGHBOURS - The Long Journey by Joyce Lussu (La MIA CASA E I MIEI COINQUILINI - il lungo viaggio di Joyce Lussu)

original title:

LA MIA CASA E I MIEI COINQUILINI - IL LUNGO VIAGGIO DI JOYCE LUSSU

directed by:

cast:

Tommaso Giuffredi, Paola Lussu, Maya Sansa

country:

Italy

year:

2016

film run:

57'

format:

colour

release date:

18/10/2018

festivals & awards:

  • Bellaria Film Festival 2016: Casa Rossa Art Doc - Special Mention Paolo Rosa
  • Madrid Italian Film Festival 2016: Documentari
  • Trieste Film Festival - Alpe Adria Cinema 2016: Corso Salani Award
  • Sole Luna Festival 2016: Concorso
  • Ferrara Film Festival 2016: Documentary
  • Visioni Italiane 2016: Visioni Doc Prize D.E-R:
  • Premio Libero Bizzarri 2016: Best Story
  • Bellaria Film Festival 2016: Special Mention
  • Sardinia Film Festival 2016: Villanova Monteleone Award
  • Un Film per la Pace 2016: Best Film for Schools

The straw bag still hanging from one of the doors in her bedroom, the cuckoo clock in the sitting room, the wicker rocking chair, her colored combs set down close to the mirror in the bathroom, the Sardinian carpets, the flowers that Angela always places on the kitchen table, the reeds swaying in the wind, all these things speak to us about her.
Joyce’s house in Fermo, in the Marches, is a house that breathes life, a life that can often be very dramatic, but one that is also steeped in poetry. The period of her exile, with Emilio Lussu, in Paris, the struggle of Sardinian women, the translation of poets who wrote “useful poetry,” of the kind that strikes you directly, without needing too many words, the knowledge of other realities and of sentiment.
Joyce translated many poets, among which the Turkish writer Nazim Hikmet, and Agostinho Neto, who would later become president of Angola.
But Joyce’s journey is not just made up of words: it above all consists of the stages of her active participation in a common struggle, without distinctions, for a more peaceful and fairer humanity.