Novecento

  • NOVECENTO_

    In the north of Italy, between November and December 2016, we experimented a very long high pressure system. In the big plain - called Pianura Padana - high pressure in the winter time means fog. For a month in a row the visibility wasn't over than 100 meters. This phenomenon is quite new for the new generations but it was absolutely common in the previous centuries up to the end of the seventies / beginning of the eighties, before global warming.

    This climate, with its melancholy and poetic mood reminds me my childhood in that era. Forty years ago, in the same landscapes and villages where I grew up, has been footage Novecento (1900 was the movie title abroad), the Bernardo Bertolucci masterpiece. I saw the movie in a theatre with my uncle when I was 7 and I remember I was totally shoked by the cruelty of images. I took these pictures in some of the Novecento places, it is my personal tribute to a world that disappeared: the rural culture, the foggy landscape, the political fights of the twentieth century and the great season of Italian cinema.