On the mountains and moors of a timeless Sardinia, a god, a saint or perhaps an ancient man chases a pig he met in the bushes.
On January 17, the first festivities of the year are prepared throughout the island: "Sa prima essia" the festivals dedicated to fire. A craftsman is forging what is not a simple mask but is almost a tool for connecting with another place.
That archaic man performs the same gesture in the legend of Saint Anthony the Abbot or of Prometheus: he hands the fire to men.
This fire nowadays and since past times heats up in cold nights, cooks and manipulates food so that man can enjoy it, it rises high and burns the misfortunes of the past pains in order to start a new life.

  • Francesco Mescolini
  • Marco Rinicella
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    5 minutes
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    February 25, 2022
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Director Biography - Francesco Mescolini, Marco Rinicella

Francesco Mescolini and Marco Rinicella are a duo of animators and graphic designers and authors of animated shorts focusing on folkloric and archaic themes linked to the origin or expressiveness of people. Rotoscoping is their favorite technique, they are the founders of the animation house "Talè animated drawing" of which the first animated work created is "Terra ca nun dormi".

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