LA NAVE SUL MONTE
- production by BETTY WRONG EDIZIONI MUSICALI DI ELISABETTA SGARBI
- direction by ELISABETTA SGARBI
- photography by THEA PELLEGRINI, OLIVIERO TOSCANI
- music by MIRCO MARIANI
- texts: MIRCO MARIANI, ELISABETTA SGARBI
- subject by Elisabetta Sgarbi, Eugenio Lio
- photography directors: ANDRÉS ARCE MALDONADO
- editing by ANDRÉS ARCE MALDONADO, ELISABETTA SGARBI
- operators: ANDRÉS ARCE MALDONADO, GIANLUCA MASSARENTI
- SIMONE PUZZOLO E EMANUELA ABRUZZO
- with EXTRALISCIO, GILDA MARIANI, LEO MANTOVANI
La nave sul monte (the ship on the hill) is the first track on the album è bello perdersi and is played at the start of all of extraliscio’s concerts. It is a symbolic song that tells of imagination’s beauty, of impossible dreams that come true, of the effort they require, and of the expectations and joy in making them come true. It is a song / film explicitly inspired by w. Herzog’s masterpiece, Fitzcarraldo, in which the voice of the festivity is entrusted to the choir le Mystère des voix bulgares embodied by the colourful dancers of romagna.
Director’s statement - Elisabetta sgarbi
With Extraliscio and Mirco Mariani in particular we decided not to use the word videoclip anymore, and to recover, also in terms of language, a relationship with cinema regarding the images used to accompany a piece of music. so we have used the term filmino, or home movie, in honour of the super 8 films of our childhood. the ship on the mountain is certainly the most ambitious film i have made and is divided into two parts, chapter i and chapter ii, with two different versions of the same musical piece. this is the only way it could be for a song that is musically ambitious in itself and for a text inspired by the great feat undertaken by Fitzcarraldo in Werner Herzog’s film of the same name.