Il Tentativo Di Staccare L’Anima (The Attempt Of Taking The Soul)

Reflecting upon an old family photo album, Rosa uncovers fragments of a disappearing past. Memories that represent the remains of a lost rural world and its spiritual dimension pervaded by the sacred beliefs of the oral tradition. This intimate confession runs alongside a polyphonic set of visuals and soundscapes, creating a biographical collage that is at once personal healing and historical memoir. Shot on different formats including Super 8, the film presents also archive material such as analog home movies and photo prints.
A film by Omar Barchetta
With Rosa Sciamanna
Produced by Ambient Vision
Cinematography, editing and sound: Omar Barchetta
Soundscapes and music: OMBA
Post Production: Nevill Studio
Additional field recordings: Lisa Stephanides
Typography: Onde Grafiche
Color correction: Sebastiano DellEva
Archive footage researcher: Oriella Nevischi
Film processing and scanning: On8mil - Analogue Image ltd, Wood Green unit SF7B London N22 7SG

Notes:

The film was shot in several locations within the province of Fermo (Italy), including Servigliano, Monteleone di Fermo, Monte San Martino, L’Ambro and Le Gole dell’Infernaccio (Montefortino).
Official trailer.