GRAZIA DELEDDA: an itinerant journey from Nuoro to Cagliari, between Art, Flavours and Perfumes

Cagliari lands in Russia with two documentaries that show its cultural and productive heart

Cagliari lands in Russia with two documentaries that show its cultural and productive heart

The project realized by the “Casa Rosa” of Maristella Casula, is integrated into a wider project to promote and enhance the territory, its excellences and the production realities aimed at the Russian market and in particular at the Moscow City.

The videos were edited by the Italian-French director Bruno Spinazzola who was able to describe, through suggestive shots, one of the most beautiful and hospitable cities in the Mediterranean and southern Sardinia, Cagliari, enhancing the main aspects linked to the cultural identity of the island, recalling the figure of the writer Grazia Deledda.

The so famous writer Grazia Deledda, who needs no introduction, for Sardinians represents one of the highest examples of artistic and cultural expression produced by their land.

The Nobel Prize for literature awarded to her in 1926, is the highest recognition granted her by the international community, to crown a beautiful career, and was one of the few Nobel prizes awarded for Italian literature and the only one given to an Italian woman.

The Nobel Prize to Deledda demonstrates the enormous importance of the contribution of Deledda's work not only in the artistic field at an international level, but above all, its role in the emancipation of women in society.

The life, history, customs, culture and traditions of the Sardinian people are the strongest elements of Deledda's writing from the beginning, emphasized as a great heritage that characterizes an entire people, and as such is transmitted from generation to generation until today.
This is why Grazia Deledda work is so contemporary, so capable of striking the hearts and minds of readers.

Deledda has put two languages and two literatures in communication, the Sardinian and the Italian; inaugurated a new, great narrative season, enhancing the Sardinian language not as a village dialect but as a vehicle of knowledge and cultural elevation.

Sardinia described by Grazia Deledda still exists: it is the archaic, historical Sardinia made of traditions and, above all, of values that never fade. We find all these traditions in the work of the agricultural and pastoral world, in the life of the families of our villages, in the products, in the food specialties and in the work of the artisans of our land who from the centre of our island reached the seaside city of Cagliari, capital of the Sardinia.

This video is not only a proper recognition of the value of a great writer, but above all a tribute to a Sardinian woman who made people talk about Sardinia by showing its extraordinary culture all over the world. Now we want to present it to a friendly country, Russia, which, having understood its value, wants better discover our island and learn more about it.

The work and art of Grazia Deledda is presented through an interview with the writer Neria De Giovanni, the recitation of some passages taken from her novels by the actress Marta Proietti Orzella, while a further contribution is given by the musicians Dimitri Mattu on the viola and Angela Oliviero on the piano with pieces from the Classical Music with the choice of Russian authors such as Ciaikowskj.

Two documentaries, therefore, to tell a great writer who lived for a short time in Cagliari, a window city on the sea of an ancient island, Sardinia, with unparalleled naturalistic beauties that boasts one of the most mysterious millenary stories in the world.

The two documentaries, one made in a sumptuous building of Cagliari, headquarter of the Siotto Research Foundation, the other in the streets of the city centre, were realized thanks the collaboration of musicians, actors and experts of the figure of Grazia Deledda, but also, producers, artisans and a restaurateur to better show the thousand faces of a hospitable city that enjoys a mild climate for most of the year.

The project was carried out with the patronage and contribution of the Department of Productive Activities, Tourism and Promotion of the Territory of the Municipality of Cagliari.