Le cose ritrovate - Remembered Things

In the heart of Western Sicily, in the magnificent and enchanting landscape of the Belìce Valley, there are - still - ruins of old abandoned towns destroyed by the earthquake in the Belìce Valley, 1968. Glimpses of an evocative and disturbing remote past.
Those ruins and debris can be considered as Land Art artworks, which are ineluctably disintegrating until they slowly disappear over time, according to the will of the artist Mother Nature.
If considered as artworks, they, therefore, lack a plaque and a brief description to make us understand them and their hidden messages.
I have asked the local people who are connected and related to those ruins to give their feelings, memories, and stories to those ruins, and make them "talk". Vito, Michele, Caterina, Pasquale, Maria, Biagio... Each one of them did it in his own way: someone with a photo of his fellow villagers on the old steps survived to the destruction; other ones with a poem read inside the ruins of a house with no roof; a song sung in a ghost town slowly becoming a rubbish dump; a silent meal inside a spectral and fragile house; stories of miracles told in a cathedral that is a church no more... Ancient stories of a world almost disappeared, in space and time...

  • Chiara Bazzoli
  • Chiara Bazzoli
  • Apulia Film Commission
  • Fondazione con il Sud
  • Effendemfilm
  • Andrea Marchese
    Key Cast
  • Andrea Marchese
    Key Collaborators
  • Armando Duccio Ventriglia
    Key Collaborators
  • Gianluca Donati
    Key Collaborators
    fonico - sound
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Le cose ritrovate
  • Runtime:
    36 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    35,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
  • Language:
  • Student Project:
  • Visions du Réel 2022 - Film Market (no première)
  • 14th International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala. International section
    Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
    August 29, 2022
  • Foggia Film festival 2022- concorso
  • Filmfestival del Garda 2023 - concorso
    May 27, 2023
  • Big Apple Film Festival 2022
    New York
    United States
    no premiere
    Quarter- Finalist
Distribution Information
  • Effendemfilm
    Country: Italy
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Chiara Bazzoli

Chiara Bazzoli (Desenzano 1972). Gradueted in Law, she is an author and a director.
In 2003 she directed the documentary "Territori segreti", winner of various prizes.
In 2019 she was a finalist for the "Solinas award - documentario per il cinema" with the project "I sognatori", it was in the final also at Perso Lab at the Perugia Social Film Festival.
"Le cose ritrovate/Remembered things " is created by "Social film production con il sud ", as the winner of the cultural sphere.
In 2023 she published the book "C'è un albero in Giappone" (Sonda edizioni) presented at the "Bologna children's book fair".

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