IL SALTO DEL LUPO
Italy / 2001 / 26'
The young Ricu, who has remained alone, cycles up the mountain on a bike that belonged to the dispatch rider Camilla. It is the beginning of his partisan war, his change of conscience.
The ‘daily and private’ drama of civil war is the story of this film inspired by events that actually happened in the upper Po Valley in the winter of 1943-1944. Narrated like a parable, it gives that world a real and human consistency. If, on the one hand the partisan fight becomes the symbol of the absurdity of all wars, on the other it is the image of life itself, with its choice, its vicissitudes and its anxieties. A resistance closer to the present man, for whom the fight for values passes through an intimate and personal experience.