The Viper, the Woman and the Field


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The Viper, the Woman and the Field.

An actor, alone in an empty stage space, reads the first three stories of Cesare Pavese’s August Feria, in a tiring and intense melee with the development and rhythm of the prose. Mountain, hilly and marine landscapes accompany and articulate the narration. The notes of a piano open and close listening and viewing.


Francesco Dongiovanni (1978) lives and works in Apulia (Italy). He has been interested in ethnology, landscapes, archive, memory and anthropological cinema for a long time. He works for the production company Murex, which he founded with his collaborators.
His filmography also includes the medium-lenght films: Happiness Is a Densely Unpopulated Place, Elegies from the Beginning of the World – Of Men and Trees , Giano and Anapeson – Sleepless. His last short films are Studio (2016), co-produced by The Open Reel, and The Riddle (2017). In 2019, he directed the feature documentary Days and Works.


  • Title
    The Viper, the Woman and the Field
  • Rights
  • Country
  • Year
  • Length
    28′, col.

  • Director 
    Francesco Dongiovanni
  • Editing
    Francesco Dongiovanni
  • Photography
    Francesco Dongiovanni

  • Music
    Roberto Salahaddin Re David
  • Sound
    Graziano Cammisa
  • Cast 
    Salvatore Marci

  • Producer 
    Francesco Dongiovanni
  • Production

  • Linea d’Ombra International Film Festival Salerno 2022 – International Short Doc Film Competition
  • Avvistamenti Festival Bisceglie 2022
  • Vicoli Corti Film Festival Massafra 2023

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