LETTERS FROM EUROPE (Quelque Chose qui Vie et Brûle)
(HD, 80′, col/bw)
by Giovanni Donfrancesco
prod. Altara Films / Bocalupo Films / CNC / MIBACT / MEDIA
Letters from Europe brings to light the words of men and women who gave their lives resisting the Nazi and fascist conquest from 1939 to 45 across the European continent.
The moving goodbyes penned by a few of those sentenced to death are sometimes true spiritual testaments that explore the meaning of civic responsibility, human existence, fraternity, and life and death.
Their words, which the film mingles with footage of the present day, can perhaps restore meaning to a humanist ideal and to the ever-changing idea of a united Europe.