This documentary explores the life and intellectual works of Italian long forgotten mythologist Furio Jesi. His extraordinary life-journey as an infant prodigy, a young archaeologist who dropped out of high school at 16 to travel around the Mediterranean, studying the myths of ancient cultures. During the ’60s he was involved in the communist uprisings in Italy while working as a freelance encyclopedist. He accepted a job at the University of Palermo, and he was the last professor appointed without any degree. His short life left a legacy of wonder in all those who met him. The movie explores also some of his outstanding philosophical concepts such as the “mythological machine” or the “wordless ideas”.


Carlo Trombino, Claudia Martino
Carlo Trombino
Carlo Trombino
Film Editor
Manfredi Bernardini
Original Music
Giorgio Trombino
Davide Santoiemma, Marco Buonomo
Manfredi Bernardini, Nicolò Dragoni, Claudia Martino
Cast and characters
Gianni Vattimo, Gianandrea Piccioli, Elisabetta Chicco Vitzizzai, Gianni Gebbia, Gianni Puglisi, Margherita Cottone
Diego Bonsangue, Giuseppe Di Lorenzo, Simone Trombino
Manfredi Produzioni (Palermo)
con il sostegno di Film Commission Torino Piemonte e Regione Piemonte (Piemonte Doc Film Fund - sviluppo dicembre 2014)
Festival - markets - events

"Premio Paracelsus" per il miglior documentario al First Hermetic International Film Festival (Venezia, 2018)

30 marzo 2017 - Anassimandro Festival di Musicofilosofia (Palermo) ore 18.00 conferenza spettacolo e proiezione di materiali inediti.


Carlo Trombino
Last update: 25 March 2020