In this road-movie, Giacomo and Stephanie travel through the northeastern countryside in Italy. Giacomo, who had been born deaf but recovered his hearing ability (this is not explained in the film), is now a grown-up who still talks and behaves like children. This film follows a pair of young man and woman with their half-day journey of searching for a river. The handheld camera closely records their casual conversations. Going through forest paths, banks, and riverside to look for a place to swim, these two friends from childhood spend time recalling their old memories or making trivial jokes. They go inside an empty house to play the drums, listen to music, and fall asleep and have a dream. And they also talk about the time they went downtown for rides and dancing. Since this film has a loose plot, it is difficult to explain how the story unfolds itself definitely. Furthermore, this film does not use the conventional editing method; instead it constantly stimulates the audience to expand their imagination toward images and sounds outside of the frames of this movie. Director Alessandro Comodin concentrates on capturing the wind, air, the sounds of breathing, singing birds and running water, the midday sunshine, and shining stones, by excluding a variety of dramas, or eye-catching scenes that the audience might expect. By using 16mm cameras, the director revives the color tones he wants in the screen.
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