A servant embarks on a journey that takes him from Mount Vesuvius to the actual Campania to honor the last wishes of pastor Tommaso. His mission is to save a young buffalo in the ancient royal palace of Carditelo.
Lost and Beautiful begins with a POV shot with an estranged visual texture. The shot shows a beautiful buffalo. Later, a mid-range shot on a painting that features masked people echoes a typical 18th century stage play. Who are these men? One of the characters is called Pulcinella, and it’s related to the commedia dell’arte. In a ministry with no name, an enigmatic permission is requested: to give the buffalo called Sarchiapone the gift of speech. There’s a third fundamental character: Tomasso Cestrone, a man who once decided to take care of an abandoned palace, a synonym of a splendorous time in Italy that is now a buried memory. These symbolic elements are at stake and working as an allegory of the Original sin, while also articulating a discreet and aimless rage against the indifference of the powerful in contemporary Italy. RK
D: Pietro Marcello G: Maurizio Braucci, Pietro Marcello F: Pietro Marcello, Salvatore Landi E: Sara Fgaier S: Riccardo Spagnol CP: Avventurosa I: Sergio Vitolo, Gesuino Pittalis, Tommaso Cestrone
The Match Factory. Sergi Steegmann E firstname.lastname@example.org W the-match-factory.com
He was born in Italy in 1976, and debuted behind the cameras with the short films Carta and Scampia, in 2003. He also directed La bocca del lupo (2009; Bafici ‘10).