Mario Lorenzini was a working class man, a hiker, a hunter, and a member of the Italian Walser community. In the 70s, he bought a super8 camera and started shooting home-movies with it. Through his lens we experience the seasons passing by in Priami, a small village on the Swiss-Italian border. With his cinematic eye, he explores the people around him, while a second point of view emerges, giving an interpretation of his world, his life and his sense of cinema. His relationship with masculinity and the missed relationship with the “other sex” is often highlighted, enhancing the conflict between the expectations of his community and the reality of not fitting in.
Dir. Perla Sardella - 21min - 2020 - Italy
"a posthumous love letter" - Visions du Reel
"The simplicity of silence is beautiful in images that are so light that they touch us." - Letterboxd