La Cacciata del Malvento

Donato Canosa

Italy / 2016 / 48'


In Grassano, in Basilicata, elderly women reveal the secrets of ancient practices half-way between paganism and religion, designed to rid people of envy and bad luck. The town is divided into opposing factions uniting both young and old: there are those who believe in the existence of something intangible, a force beyond rational control, and those who instead reject this knowledge.

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Donato Canosa

Born in Tricarico in 1982, he currently lives in Turin, working as a teacher of art and design, an artist and a videomaker. He has made animated films and video clips and created video installations.


Language: Italian

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