A band travels by bus to the next town festival. Vituccia plucks petals off of roses, puts them in the freezer, and sits down to wait for the Madonna. When she sees the Virgin Mary arriving at the end of the street, she will walk toward her, scattering petals. Raffaele, an idealist who helps carry statues of the Virgin Mary in the processions, battles against pedestrians and cars to defend his San Rocco and against time to preserve the popular significance of feast days.
A factory pollutes a river and the people go on a protest march to conserve their land and their lives. The river continues to flow but the forests have turned into deserts. The story of two activists and an agronomist who draw maps, create pathways, and provide themselves with instruments which can orient a landscape which is increasingly difficult to decipher.
Goran arrives in the Langhe in 1993 and gains the trust of many Barolo producers. Tireless and hard-working, he creates a cooperative which supplies manpower for the work in the vineyards but then the economic crisis arrives, there is less work, and the competition becomes fierce. The moment has arrived to return to Macedonia and come to terms with unresolved matters.
Gaspare is a dynamic optimist. As often happens with people who have nothing, he dreams big. He is sensitive to topics like the environment, culture, and film. He is a young shepherd who tries to escape the harsh and boring daily life around him; he deals with life with irony and by putting himself on the line any way he can. And with a smile, with impossible lines, the shepherd becomes an actor in a movie without sheep.
The director investigates a mysterious forebear: Giacinto Scelsi, a composer who claimed he didn’t write his own music but instead received it from the gods. He spent a good portion of his existence closed up in his apartment. This is where he decided to record his memoirs on magnetic tape, requesting that they not be made public until the fifteenth anniversary of his death.
“(…) I couldn’t care less, I do my job… everyone, including my mother and my sister, say that it’s not the right job for me. But where is it written?!” The movie camera follows many women into the “high” lands of Italy, from the Alps to the Barbagia, passing by way of the mountains of Pollino. They have decided to work as shepherds, creating a female reappropriation of the land.
Naples. Porta, with its ancient stones which exude stories from the past, bears witness to a present in which almost everything still seems possible, changeable, fluid. Porta Capuana is the emblem of the cosmopolis, a place of arrivals and departures. A movie about disorientation; the story of the fluid border of a porous city.