TREES THAT WALK
"Do you see anything?" Jesus asked to the miraculously-cured man that had received the sight for the first time. "I see men," he replied, "but they look like trees that walk".
The tree is an opposed figure to the movement: where it's born, it does die. But there is a second life, which begins when the sap stops flowing in their vessels. It is the life of the wood.
His prodigy is not just the fact that it burns, offering with fire camp warmth for the human species. Its greatest virtue is that it floats. So it was possible to learn the world, which is mostly liquid. Wood became the bow, rudder, oar, hoisted as mast has held up the sail to catch the wind.
The woods have become fleets and have explored the geography writing the novel of the earth. Ulysses, Sindbad, Magellan, Vasco de Gama, Cook boarded on trees walking on the sea. The first ship described is the immense lifeboat built by Noah commissioned by the Gods. He landed on top of a mountain, joining the top and bottom, better than any other human enterprise. A writer who with his pages spreads on the shelves of the world is indebted to the trees.
DIRECTOR: Mattia Colombo
CAST: Gariele Mirabassi, Mauro Corona, Erri De Luca
SCREENPLAY: Mattia Colombo, Erri De Luca
SOUND: Simone Paolo Olivero
MADE WITH THE SUPPORT OF: Montura, Feltrinelli
PRODUCTION: OH! PEN
YEAR OF DISTRIBUTION: 2015