Supper for the Dead Souls
“…The dead souls enter into homes at midnight, passing around the laden tables, departing afterwards satiated only by the aroma of the food. If, instead no dish has been prepared the dead leave accompanied by heavy sighing…”
It is still alive in Sardinia the ancient habit of leaving served on the table, on the night between 1st and 2nd November, a supper for their own dead, consisting of a full meal characterized by sos macarrones de sos mortos (the macaroni of the dead).
Filmed in Orune, in central Sardinia, this documentary – with an observational approach – describes the preparation of the banquet and some connected rituals.
- Target Audience: General public, youth, adults, seniors
- Day: Thursday 27, Dicember 2018
- Time: 18:00
- Duration: 16min
- Location: Frachetta Blues Nettuno (Roma)
- Presence of the director: No
- Registration: Not necessary but come early because places are limited
- Extra Activities: More films
Born in 1960 in Alghero (Sardinia – Italy), he lives and works in Nuoro (Sardinia). He learnt about documentary production at the Istituto Superiore Regionale Etnografico, where he was worked since 1987. He is responsible for the audiovisual activities of the institute. His first directing experience was in 1996 with the documentary Giorni di Lollove (Days of Lollove), wich focused on the daily life and festive occasions of a small outward lying ward of Nuoro. This first work was followed in 1997 by Il Lino a Busachi, about the production of working of linen in a small hamlet in central Sardinia, in 2000 by Toccos e Repiccos-Bell ringers in Sardinia, which proposed documenting what remains of the world of bell ringing in Sardinia, in 2004 Dogon in Barbagia, in 2008, Brokkarios, about a family of potters who live and work in Siniscola, in eastern Sardinia, in 2014, S’impinnu (The Vow) and in 2017, La cena delle anime (Supper for the Dead Souls).
He has collaborated on several significant productions outside the ISRE, of these it is worth remembering Giuseppe, pastore di periferia (condiVisioni, 2004), Trittico Pastorale (condiVisioni, 2008), Il Coraggio e la Poesia ( Amm.ne Comunale di Ittiri, 2010) and Ab Origine – Biofilm (condiVisioni with the support of BioSardinia and Slow Food, 2015).