In 1977, Vittorio And Paolo Taviani Are rewarded by the Golden Palm for Padre Padrone. The duet, come to the theater then to the cinema under the influence of the neorealist Roberto Rossellini Sees dedicating by the same RosselliniThen foreman of the jury, ultimate joke of Italian Master(Teacher).
Adapted by the book of Gavino LeddaYoung Sardinian shepherd become a linguist, the brothers Taviani Are going to tell with rigor and emotion, the fate of this small boy, torn away(extracted) by his father of the school,
From the age of 6 years, violent confrontation between two legitimacies, that of the school institution embodying the progressive State and the modernizer, in that of the unchanging, medieval tradition, the Sardinian shepherds.
Terrorized by it "to pater familias " which resumes(takes back) sound of,
GavinoEmbraced for last time his(her) primary school teacher, powerless,
And betrothed, soon, in the same pastoral fate will go away under the glance of his companions! Surprising gallery of childish portraits, black of grime,
Spotless in his(her,its) short-lived headgear,
GavinoDressed tenderly by her mother,
The world of the men(people) for that of the tops-trays is going to leave, where the whisper of the wind will cost for only conversation.
Far from the civilization, his father, hard Sardinian shepherd,
The language not written by the nature is going to pass on to him(her),
Unchanging alphabet which guides the shepherds since the eternity.
Only, with this patriarch taiseux, the young child is often left with himself(itself), to keep(guard) the herd, when his father comes down(falls) to the village, on a tired donkey.
On these dry trays, strewed with weed and with white stones, the small boy, abandoned,
Will have only the company of sheeps(muttons) by way of sociability and the knocks of an irascible father who supports(bears) no prank.
Face tumefied after a nth paternal correction,
Gavino Is chained to his(her,its) ewes the young sentinel of which he is,
Repeating, indefatigably, the gestures(movements) of the draft(milking), as his(her) ancestors, up to the age of its 20 years.
The small boy became a beautiful young man, in the glance blue as the azure, which fixes, of a pensive air(sight), the cloudy horizon. But curious one duet walking(working) to the sound of an accordion is going to go out Gavino Of his(her,its) morning torpor,
Fascinated by the wind instrument which he(it) will obtain against the sacrifice of two lambs. Ritual, almost biblical killing, to seal a secret pact with the fate, the young shepherd will give himself to the music, to exorcise its dry solitude and intone sad melodies, with its new utensil, cutting with sepulchral Sardinian polyphonies, secular songs of the shepherds, premiere sprain in the tradition.
The fate(spell) is then going to take the face of a vendetta, getting(touching) his(her) uncle Sebastiano
Victim of a vengeance, occis for a history(story) of honor.
She(It) takes the shape of an olive grove which falls in the family moneybag, the supreme consecration which has to make of the tribe LeddaRespected landowners. But the world changes, Italy opens to the world and to its products, the olive oil is less well sold, and the exceptional cold of a harsh winter is going to be right olive trees. The father is going to sell a part(party) of his lands and GavinoThe elder son(brother), will leave to the army to educate and become somebody respectable.
Party of the company(society) of the men(people), from the age of 6 years, Gavino Thus returns to it, 15 years later, illiterate and frightened, in barracks where the young shepherd has difficulty in understanding(including) Italian, having always spoken about its Sardinian dialect. But the military institution if she advocates a strict obedience, opens GavinoOn new horizons,
Which(Who) go désiller the eyes of the young shepherd,
Plunged into the darkness for so many years!
Taking advantage of this military interlude to teach to read and write(to alphabetize), to learn the Latin and Greek, the new man decides to challenge the father and to abandon(to give up) the military career(quarry), to kiss(embrace) that of the linguist.
Delicate interview(confrontation). The slavish son is going to challenge the authority of the father, with his city suit(costume) which opposes to the traditional pastoral jacket. Unbearable challenge, for one " pater familias " every powerful, real domestic tyrant who imposes the law on its sibship and who would not know how to support(bear) a filial rebellion! But Gavino This young illiterate shepherd chained to obscurantist traditions is not any more,
Which(Who) made men(people) of the faithful servants of the family, unchanging and long-lasting tradition. The farmer, in the contact of the modernity of the army, became public-spirited one, capable henceforth of tearing away(extracting) from his condition of shepherd, to navigate on the other horizons. This radical revolt against the parternelle authority and a fate any plan, will cost him(her) his. But the freedom always has a price(prize) especially face has a tradition which is 20 000 years old!
Taviani Splendidly adapted this authentic history(story), which tells the opposition between the tradition and the modernity, between the urban civilization and the campaigns(countrysides) in the secular traditions, which is embodied in the face(figure) of GavinoYoung Sardinian shepherd in the intense glance. In the tradition naturalist, they paint us the portraits of a pastoral world which is dying, taken by the state centralization and the globalization, a silent and archaic universe, only cheered up by the powerful singings(songs) of the shepherds, where the patriarchal law surpasses the state rules. There is a fundamental ambiguity in the movie of TavianiEnter this emancipation of GavinoBy the knowledge, the metaphor of the triumphant modernity, and the nostalgia for this agro-pastoral civilization which dissolves under the assaults of the same modernity...