International Competition Section

Ethnography /Αnthropology / Italy , 2017

“…The dead souls enter into homes at midnight, passing around the laden tables, departing afterwards satiated only by the aroma of the food. If, instead no dish has been prepared the dead leave accompanied by heavy sighing…”

It is still alive in Sardinia the ancient habit of leaving served on the table, on the night between 1st and 2nd November, a supper for their own dead, consisting of a full meal by sos macarrones de sos mortos (the macaroni of the dead).

Filmed in Orune, in central Sardinia, this documentary – with an observational approach – describes the preparation of the banquet and some connected rituals.

Director: Ignazio Figus
Director of Photography: Ignazio Figus
Produced by:Ignazio Figus

Festival participations:

IsReal Film Festival ITALY
World Premiere

Premio Internazionale Cinematografico Renato Appi ITALY
Special commendation from the jury

World Film Festival ESTHONIA
Οfficial selection

Terre di Confine Film Festival ITALY
Οfficial selection

“Vittorio De Seta” International Ethnographic Film Festival – Rassegna Internazionale di Documentari Etnografici “Vittorio De Seta” ITALY Second prize
Second prize

September 12 @ 18:05
18:05 — 18:20 (15′)

Cultural Center at Aglantzia Old Square ( K. Karaolis Square)

Italy