Bruno Rocchi
Italy 2020 | 37 Min. | engl. subtitled

Sun, 21-May-23 02:30 PM
Q&A with:
Bruno Rocchi

A man sleeps sound­ly on a col­or­ful sofa. A tele­phone rings. Then he walks through land­scape, some­where in Africa. A vil­lage, a roost­er crows, some­one sleeps under a mos­qui­to tent. The phone is still ring­ing. A radio is turned on and then you see the record­ing studio, the speak­er and a weighty lady - the dream inter­preter. Music, then the first caller of the radio show tells his dream: he climbed a tree and is at a loss. The lady indi­cates to him that things are look­ing up, his sit­u­a­tion will improve.… But dreams are not always so clear and some­times ritual actions are rec­om­mend­ed to the callers as after a con­fes­sion. The sleep­er from the col­or­ful sofa con­tin­ues to wander through var­i­ous scener­ies, he is prob­a­bly the one who wanted to bring a trac­tor to his vil­lage. Was it just a dream or did he make it come true? In any case, at the end he is still asleep. 

This film will be screened simul­ta­ne­ous­ly at Unseen as part of our #Junction_Nairobi, fol­lowed by a shared discussion.

Bruno Rocchi was born in Berg­amo in 1983, stud­ied film at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Bologna and attend­ed a reporters’ school in Milan. In 2014, he made the reportage MONTE GOUROUGOU (9 min) and in 2015 he real­ized BLED EL MAHKZEN (45 min), a doc­u­men­tary about power and econ­o­my in north­ern Moroc­co. His latest work is the result of an adven­ture on the bor­ders of Sene­gal on the trail of a man who wanted to take a trac­tor to his native vil­lage.