Zenerù

Italy

30’56’’, 2021.

DIRECTED BY

Andrea Grasselli

PRODUCED BY

Andrea Grasselli

SCRIPTWRITER

Andrea Grasselli, Giorgio Affanni

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Marco Ferri

EDITED BY

Fabio Bobbio,Giorgio Affanni

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At the end of the winter, Flaminio, a resistant shepherd, prepares materially and spiritually for the arrival of the spring through daily rituals, using the tools he built for himself: he moves and sows the ground, shears the sheep and makes a woolen suit for the new season. The communities of the valley chase the winter away with cowbells and bonfires through the ritual of Scasada dol Zenerù, which is inserted into the story of the shepherd’s life as a dreamlike element that draws on an ancestral memory. Flaminio’s sensitivity, strongly connected to Nature, allows him to perceive when it is time to call the community to act, starting the ritual.


Andrea Grasselli, from Brescia, is an author, director and producer. Founders of the OmVideo collective. His research is aimed at experimenting different ways of narrating the complex relationship between individuals and their communities. He also creates and develops web-series and web-docs and he collaborates with artists, performers and sound artists.