The two teenage sons of Marino De Vecchi from Trieste don't exactly seem at ease in front of the good food put on the table by their hosts in Puglia. Perhaps it is their age, they would probably prefer to be elsewhere, instead of being in Francavilla for the celebrations of Maria Santissima della Fontana, a great religious festival that involves the entire town for a few days. On 13 September 1969, the feast is reaching its climax, as the images meticulously filmed by Marino show. As his daughter Elena would say many years later, her father "was not particularly fond of cinema, he appreciated Italian neo-realism, but without delving into it." He would add that these family films "arouse a crowd of feelings, even conflicting ones, but positive ones. The vision increases the awareness of being born in an era when generational conflicts were strong, the conditioning of a patriarchal vision still very stringent, but the post-war optimism, prolonged at least until the 1970s, permeated individual and collective life." And so that adolescent discomfort is even clearer, it is not only figs and watermelon that are indigestible.