Bandits of Orgosolo, July 7
De Seta intermingles reality and fiction in portraying the struggles of a young teacher, played by an actor, in a real classroom. With short The Swordfish Season.
In the remote Sardinian countryside, a simple shepherd, wrongly associated with bandits, must flee across the forbidding mountains. The film has the stark authenticity of neorealism, lyrically heightened by De Seta's austere photography.
A refined young writer in the grip of madness returns to his boyhood home to discover the reasons for his decline in this beautifully shot and performed "story of a neurosis as told from the inside."-Alberto Moravia
De Seta's vivid documentary glimpses of postwar Sicily capture "the vitality of an unspoiled culture."-Martin Scorsese. With Détour De Seta, a portrait of the director.