Le Mura di Bergamo (The walls of Bergamo)
Directed by Stefano Savona
Directed by: Stefano Savona in collaboration with Danny Biancardi, Sebastiano Caceffo, Alessandro Drudi, Silvia Miola, Virginia Nardelli, Benedetta Valabrega, Marta Violante
Bergamo, March 2020. The city, within its walls, is a diseased body. The Covid-19 pandemic broke out violently and unexpectedly. The streets are now empty, no one speaks, no one meets. Isolated from the others, each body is lonely, within the walls. Each picture, each memory, is only a blurred memory of the mosaic that until yesterday formed the city. After the nightmares of this endless night, survivors open their eyes in a new city. The desire to return home is strong, as strong is the fear not to find who was left behind.
The body of the city is a devastated body that tries to react. Doctors, nurses, patients, volunteers and people spared from the pain of the disease, look for their role in the general healing and recovering process. Collecting and sharing the stories of who is not with us anymore, becomes a way to grieve and find a new way to mourn for death, to reconstruct that intimate, familiar and social tissue that the pandemic destroyed and see death with new eyes