Storie del dormiveglia

Stories of the Half-Light
Directed by: 
Storie del dormiveglia (Luca Magi)

© Visions du Réel/Luca Magi

In Italian, “dormiveglia” designates that blurred state between wakefulness and sleep, in which it is difficult to distinguish dreams from reality. On the outskirts of an Italian town, homeless people are looked after at a night shelter. Rostoom is a suspended place: between its walls, there is no space, no time. At night, around a fire or beneath weak electric lights, the voices of those who keep watch confide in Luca Magi’s camera, in an exercise of extreme intimacy where words become a form of ghostly reverie specific to “dormiveglia”. A polyphonic chant that gives a rhythm to the waiting of these individuals deprived of a future. (Elena López Riera/Visions du Réel)