18 March 1961


Adele Mussoni
Music by Guglielmo Pagnozzi

Rimini, it is St Joseph's Day and the colours of the blossoming trees - pink, white and yellow - herald spring. Fire in the night, is a 'fogheraccia', an ancient ritual tradition that takes place on the evening of 18 March: old things are burnt, leaving winter behind. People all around. The party, during the day. In a square, the cuccagna tree. Some men climb it, but do not make it. The audience is large. One man succeeds, reaches the top and then comes down again. These are sequences from 'The Months of the Year' by Adele Mussoni, an 8mm poetic work on the urban and rural universe of the Rimini area throughout the four seasons.