Miss Vila’s Journey is a love story between a man and a woman from another time, who find themselves in today’s Trieste. It’s also the love story of an intellectual, who exchanges and mirrors himself in his past, both real and literary, and with the past of his city. It’s the story of the pains, abuses and self-deceits that have marked Trieste. It’s the story of a prophecy and of a future that erases, embraces, honours and overtakes memory; it’s a story of literature, art and enterprise, of assurances and challenges. It’s a story of different languages that speak to each other even when they pretend not to. It’s a story of poets and madness. It’s a story of generations to come. It’s a story of religions in a laic city. It’s the story of people who wait for their future, and of people who simply are that future. It’s the story of a blooming, bright, obscene and overflowing nature that embraces Trieste, grasps it and explodes inside it. It’s a story of sea – painted, read, told, listened to – and winds; of mountains and springs. “Miss Vila and other stories” tries to stand where the doors of this extraordinary city open and close, not here, not there, not inside, not outside, not in the past, not in the future, but where something can vanish or grow.

Miss Vila’s Journey it’s a journey in Trieste with Claudio Magris, Luciana Castellina, Mauro Covacich, Giuseppe Dell'Acqua, Gillo Dorfles, Igo Gruden, Srečko Kosovel, Alice Psacaropulo, Boris Pahor, Gorgio Pressburger, Raul Pupo, Primo Rovis, Giorgio Rossetti, Pino Roveredo, Andrea Segré, Scipio Slataper, Vittorio Sgarbi, Susanna Tamaro, Livio Vasieri, and many others

Presented during the VII edition of the Rome Film Festival (2012)