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'SOMA' Alla porta del vento s'offre la casa

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Because a poet comes here and he has to leave with a ripped, broken heart”. Thus the poet Ignazio Buttitta spoke with Sicilians, eternally and equally used to beauty and barbarity, to light as to blindness. Between document and testament, we danced and shot a litany of abandonment, at the border between a desolate factory and a dismissing theatre, in Bagheria ( from the Arab “Bab al Gerib”, “Door of the wind” in the subheading). How to live the wandering? SOMA describes this struggle on the fluid edge between construction and decay, land and sea, as we sense the boundary between body ( soma) and sign ( sèma).

That “limen” that is the membrane itself of existence, in which each of us determine his own lift and freedom. In the limbo between nature and culture as well, the geographical anatomies blend. As we offer and suffer our coming and going, the body is the only real place of our history. The watery wombs of Sicily cast the myth of Colapesce and the stories in which Tonino, Anikò, Antonio and Francesca swim. In which many swam, in a timeless flowing, as mirrored in a shattered mirror, as spoken in a thousand languages.

 

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01:11:21
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'SOMA'

Alla porta del vento s'offre la casa

Feature film by Giovanna Amarù, Italy 2016

Because a poet comes here and he has to leave with a ripped, broken heart”. Thus the poet Ignazio Buttitta spoke with Sicilians, eternally and equally used to beauty and barbarity, to light as to blindness. Between document and testament, we danced and shot a litany of abandonment, at the border between a desolate factory and a dismissing theatre, in Bagheria ( from the Arab “Bab al Gerib”, “Door of the wind” in the subheading). How to live the wandering? SOMA describes this struggle on the fluid edge between construction and decay, land and sea, as we sense the boundary between body ( soma) and sign ( sèma).

That “limen” that is the membrane itself of existence, in which each of us determine his own lift and freedom. In the limbo between nature and culture as well, the geographical anatomies blend. As we offer and suffer our coming and going, the body is the only real place of our history. The watery wombs of Sicily cast the myth of Colapesce and the stories in which Tonino, Anikò, Antonio and Francesca swim. In which many swam, in a timeless flowing, as mirrored in a shattered mirror, as spoken in a thousand languages.

 

Directed by: 
Giovanna Amarù
Writing credits: 
Matsuo Basho, Ignazio Buttitta, Anikò Gal, Antonio Stella
Cast: 
Tonino D'Armetta, Anikò Gal, Antonio Stella, Giovanna Amarù, Francesca Barone, Lelio Giannetto, Alessandro Librio, Sayoko Onishi, Alice D'Armetta, Margherita Celestino,Maria Giambrone, Alice Guagliardo, Gabriele Guagliardo, Emilia Guarino, Antonio Leto, Rosa Chicca Manca, Simona Martelli, Ludovica Messina, Andrea Namio, Marco Sciveres, Monica Seidita, Gianni Brontesi, Marysol Shalit, Robin Sondermann, Marta Capaccioli, Diego Invernizzi, Daniela Macaluso
Produced by: 
L.I.R.A. LaboratorioIndipendenteRicercaArtistica
Music by: 
Lelio Giannetto, Alessandro Librio, Gaetano Dragotta, Fabio Abate
Cinematography by: 
Anikò Gal, Giovanna Amarù
Film Editing by: 
Paolo Schembari
Release Date: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Official sites: 
http://www.giovannaamaruworks.com/feature-film-soma.html
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