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Cinema and Territory – A look at Sardinia with the films of Vittoria Soddu and Ado Hasanović

Cinema and Territory – A look at Sardinia with the films of Vittoria Soddu and Ado Hasanović

Giving value to our territory is one of the main objectives of the festival, for this reason on the third day of Author’s Passages: Mediterranean Interlacements the afternoon begins with the screenings dedicated to the Cinema and Territory section, starting with Memorie Antiochensi, a film by Ado Hasanović, artistic director of the festival, present in the room to talk about the work with the authors Nicola Bardi, Mattia Caredda, Sofia Eustacchi, Stefano Guiso, Elena Pani and Marta Massa. They told us about how they started thinking about the work with two ideas, which then became the two actual souls of the short: on the one hand, telling the story of Sant’Antioco which is sometimes forgotten and ignored even by those who live it every day, on the other hand there was the desire to include personal inserts from different generations, to create the final product which appears to be the fruit of the authors’ relationship with history and the territory.

Ado Hasanović with Nicola Bardi, Mattia Caredda, Sofia Eustacchi, Stefano Guiso, Elena Pani and Marta Massa.

 

The evening continues with Vittoria Soddu‘s film, Orune. Ogni andare è un ritornare, a film that translates into filmic form the reading of Il miele è finito, Carlo Levi‘s work in dialogue with the territory and its community. There were also several people in the room who participated in the filming, it was a project carried out in 3 months.

« My interest was to dedicate myself to the contemplative part, I needed to find the narrative thread even during editing. The element of memory returns strongly in my film. The text of the work was a sort of guideline during the filming, but we decided to use it only afterwards, the idea was to work with communities that were at ease in the spaces of the territory and that experienced the places as living spaces and not as something museum-like and untouchable!»

Vittoria Soddu dopo la proiezione in sala del suo film Orune. Ogni andare è un ritornare

Also thanks to the music written specifically by Luigi Frassetto, Vittoria succeeded in creating a poetic and communicative work. The director also recalls the episode in which Levi was given two crows which he named Oliena and Orune. Orune lived with him for three years and is often mentioned in the book, demonstrating how fascinated the author was by the Sardinian territory, despite the little time he had available on the island.

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