TITLE: HEAVY STONE, 56′
DIRECTOR: Davide Gambino
WRITER: Davide Gambino (script consultant Alessandro De Rita)
PRODUCER: Linda Di Dio
KEY CAST: Lorenzo Reina
OVERVIEW: In an archaic Sicilian landscape, between sheep and sculpture, suspended between dream and reality, a particular man lives and works. Mixing Art and Nature as if he would be an alchemist. The film is set in a surreal western atmosphere, telling the exceptional ideas and projects of the shepherd-artist, Lorenzo Reina. Being a shepherd, unable to walk away from his place, he was driven by his ideas to create and travel in his own universe.
Lorenzo Reina was one shepherd who always lived between sheep and cheese. When still young he realized that his path would have been another one. So he started to be interested in sculpture. His footage were roots, tree and stones around. But for sure his family was not happy about his decision. His father started worrying, so the conflict between them exploded, but Lorenzo didn’t give up. Where he was passing with sheep, today there is a stone theater that looks at the sky lying on the hills. Where there were the donkeys, today there are big sculptures. At his father place, today there is a sculpture of his head, still observing the landscape.
PALERMO, ITALY, 2013