Catania, today. Old and new traditions that mark time in an almost world, in which the only certainty is a volcano in eruption. A documentary about the deep south, that can both enchant with the procession of Saint Agatha and construct a sophisticated processor in Catania's silicon valley. A rhapsodic investigation in which the camera passes from hand to hand, and face to face, to reveal a Sicily that is contemporary and changeless. All under the impending figure of cursed rock, the singer Perry Farrell, who in the film becomes the symbol of impossible rebellion. An improbable, sensual and eccentric portrait, as politically incorrect as life itself. "This work, that was assembled in freedom, let me do things that are technically forbidden (like moving a camera on the tripod as it's filming), take advantage of opportunities that arise from difficulties, and clearly see how much western culture, with its certainty that it is an absolute value, needs to be protected, like a reserve for species that risk extinction." (G. Sonnino)
Giovanna Sonnino has a degree in art history and has presented her photographs at various personal and collective exhibits. She has directed numerous television programs for RAI. Her works have been presented at many national and international festivals.
Non è romantico (1994), Sulla luna (video, 1997), Parliamone (cm, 1998), Rimedi contro l’amore (2000), Minimalia al P.S.1 di New York (doc., 2000), Lavaflow (doc., 2000), Strike a Light (2004), perryfarrell (doc., 2006)