Selected for the 4th edition of ART BY CHANCE - The Ultrashort Film Festival on the theme "Home".
Traditionally, by folklore, and because of my southern Italian origins we believe that home hosts a benign spirit we propitiate in order to gain and maintain good fortune. This might be one of the reasons why people were always somewhat reluctant to move to new homes; I have these memories of relatives and their generational tales of strange instances, valuables lost and found, inexplicable manifestations and so on...
My mother was born in the same place where she has returned to live today, some 70 years later. Her mother gave birth to her and two other children in that same place, and lay down to her final rest there. So did her other daughter, after she had lived there with her own family and children.
"HOME" is a nameless and faceless presence, to which we are married for life, till death do us part.