Land of the burning hearts
“Terra ca nun dormi” is a journey into Sicily in the 1950s, the “Tempu de lu pisci spata”, the arts and crafts that Vittorio De Seta wanted to keep and fix on film for fear that this micro-world would disappear. A man in a hat and red trousers ventures through the busy city, the hammer of the tinkers marks the rhythm of life while the magma seethes underground as the restless soul of these people. Once through the city, the man reaches the sea where the fishermen fight in the middle of the water, and sweat to bring home dinner. Will the time come when man can be in full harmony with nature, where the rhythms of life will be marked by this harmonious relationship between all living beings?
Direction Francesco Mescolini, Valentino Presti, Marco Rinicella
Script Francesco Mescolini, Valentino Presti, Marco Rinicella
Animators Francesco Mescolini, Valentino Presti, Marco Rinicella
Editing Valentino Presti
Soundtrack “Una canzone d’amore” by Gino Provenzano, Sound extracted from Vittorio de Seta’s documentary “Lu tempu di lu pisci spata”
Production Francesco Mescolini, Valentino Presti, Marco Rinicella
Technique used Digital, Mixed analog, Rotoscoping
Francesco Mescolini, Marco Rinicella, Valentino Presti
They are an assorted group of professionals in the field of graphics, animation and illustration. The animation becomes a fixed idea in the year 2015 a.d. after the meeting with the great Gianluigi Toccafondo at the Isia of Urbino where all three graduated in graphics of images, illustration course.