Guglielmo Baldassini is a true experimenter when he operates his 9.5 mm camera. The Milanese artist and filmmaker - but of Genoese origin - likes to try backlit shots with truly surprising results, such as the backlit view of the very Port of Genoa that opens this film and with which it is evidently easy to fall in love. A ship enters the port: the camera follows it. Baldassini then reviews some sterns of various sailing boats, filmed from a moving boat. Now we are ashore again: Guglielmo takes the opportunity to portray his beloved little son Luciano filmed leaning against a bollard. before moving on to a group of dockers advancing on a rowing boat. But all these boats look like dwarfs compared to the king of the harbour, the transatlantic liner Giulio Cesare, docked awaiting its next voyage on the Genoa Buenos Aires route. A few months later, on board the Giulio Cesare, Giovanni Bergoglio with his wife Rosa and their 21-year-old son Mario, respectively grandfather and father of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the future Pope, left Genoa for South America. More than a king, a papal liner then.