SUPPER FOR THE DEAD SOULS
Best Doc Short - Jury UnderEleven
IsReal Film Festival Nuoro October 3, 2017 World Premiere Italy Premio Internazionale Cinematografico Renato Appi Cordenons December 1, 2017 Special commendation from the jury Italy World Film Festival Tartu March 19, 2018 official selection Estonia Terre di Confine Film Festival Solarussa March 11, 2018 Official Selection Italy "Vittorio De Seta" International Ethnographic Film Festival - Rassegna Internazionale di Documentari Etnografici "Vittorio De Seta" Castrovillari (CS) October 26, 2018 second prize Italy Passaggi d'Autore Sant'Antioco December 4, 2018 official selection Italy Ethnografilm Paris April 18, 2019 France Premiere official selection France Heritales - International Heritage Film Festival Lisbon. July 6, 2019 Portugal Premiere Portugal Festa di Cinema del Reale Corigliano d'Otranto July 19, 2019 official selection Italy Whakapapa Film Festival Irsina July 27, 2019 official selection Italy Cyprus Archaeological, Ethnographic and Historical Documentary Film Festival Nicosia September 12, 2019 Cyprus Premiere official selection Cyprus SIGN Film Festival Thrissur September 30, 2019 India Premiere official selection India Margaret Mead Film Festival New York October 20, 2019 US premiere official selection United States Cine de los Muertos Film Festival Fort Lauderdale November 2, 2019 Official selection United States Fiorenzo Serra Film Festival Sassari November 20, 2019 Finalist Italy Festival CINEMISTICA Granada November 22, 2019 official selection Spain
“…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 characterized 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.