In 1964 Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni set Red Desert, his ninth movie, in the industrial area of Ravenna, the Piallassa valley, full of huge cold factories and machines, crossed by a polluted river ending in an intertidal foreshore.
I was born in Ravenna in 1964.
This is a little journey on the original movie locations, 43 years later. While I was searching for the lost atmosphere, I realized that time, in Ravenna, seemed to have stood still.
This work is a tribute to Michelangelo Antonioni, to my hometown and to the Piallassa.