Rome (ITALY)

Late August

ITALY / 2021 / 47 min
Federico Cammarata, Filippo Foscarini


This is an incredible landscape film. Following a wildfire in Sicily, the filmmaker captures nature, people, and animals as an integral part of the landscape. At first glance, the camerawork seems to have a bird’s eye or a god’s eye view, but in fact it conveys the filmmaker’s view on life and death—that all living things revert to planet earth and nature. We find ourselves joyful when the Muslim man on the phone announces the arrival of his newborn. The dynamic long takes are a must-see.

Oct. 6 F2 | Oct. 8 Q1