Sicily, the world, a home, a library. A sentimental and adventurous journey through an unknown 20th century, captured in 8mm reels, photographs, sound recordings, and documents from a unique archive, the collection of journalist and writer Giuseppe Quatriglio. The spark is the intense work carried out by his daughter, the award-winning director Costanza Quatriglio, in preparing for the definitive separation from her father's library, which was donated to the Sicilian Region. From the birth home, places steeped in stories unfold; personal and collective memory intertwine in a dense dialogue between the daughter and her ninety-year-old father, captured in unprecedented footage taken between 2010 and 2011 and preserved until today.

"You really opened the secret drawer!" So my father said to me in 2010 when I put a 1937 notebook full of poems from his youth under his nose. Since that time, I have done nothing but think that one day I would really open my father's drawers. In ancient Greece, next to Kronos, the flowing time, there is Kairos, the due time, the time when things happen because they are driven by necessity acting on our will. Leaving my father's library is the time of debt; the time of leaving is the time of knowledge. Transferring books, transferring memory. Being faced with this gift that life has given me, I am doing what I must do. I feel that I am questioning my craft, not only for the sake of cinema, but also to respond to what suddenly seemed to me to be a call. Making films with archive images is a gesture of sharing; retracing, repeating, elaborating, to see with other eyes what resonates in the memory of us all, sometimes without us realising it ourselves.

Costanza Quatriglio
Costanza Quatriglio
Costanza Quatriglio
Director of photography
Sabrina Varani
Film Editor
Letizia Caudullo
Original Music
Giovanni Di Giandmenico
Gianluca Donati, Sebastiano Caceffo, Niccolò Bosio (Montaggio del suono)
Altri credits

Fabrizio Nastasi - Imago VFX (Coordinamento e laboratorio postproduzione)

Organizzatore generale
Antonietta Bruni
Simone Catania, Michele Fornasero (Produttore creativo)
con il sostegno di Film Commission Torino Piemonte - Piemonte Doc Film Fund - produzione giugno 2023
Last update: 09 February 2024