La Donna del traghetto / La Femme du trajet

by Amedeo Fago

1986 Selection

ITALY 1986 1h35

Feature Film

A woman works a ferry with her arms from one bank to the otherAmong the few passengers there is a puppet master who visits his parents grave. Outofdatesurvivorsfrom apassedworldtheylive their own story continually confronted to reality. Thepuppetmaster,themaincharacterofthefilm, is motivated by the will to bare a child ; this wish ofbeinga motherandtheattraction thathefillsfor the magic world o f childhood will lead the people living by the riverside to reactions which arejust as stupid as'violent.