DEVILS OF THE FIELDS
Documentary, Italy, 2019, 13'30"
Toni Carta (1928-2014) spends his childhood and adolescence growing up in a peasant family. His fascination by the rhythms and colors of rural life will lead him to tell images and symbols of it through his main vocation: painting.
From the age of 16 he works as a labourer at the Officine Grandi Riparazioni, the pillar of Ferrovieri, a district of Vicenza.
The suspended characters that pass through his paintings accompany us on a mythological journey that narrates us about the sunset of the rural culture. The quiet countryside village Contra' Riva Alta will become I Ferrovieri, a bustling working-class suburb son of the capitalist industrial society.
Production: Marina Resta and Giulio Todescan for LIES – Laboratorio dell’inchiesta economica e sociale