This documentary explores the life and intellectual works of Italian long forgotten mythologist Furio Jesi. His extraordinary life-journey as an infant prodigy, a young archaeologist who dropped out of high school at 16 to travel around the Mediterranean, studying the myths of ancient cultures. During the ’60s he was involved in the communist uprisings in Italy while working as a freelance encyclopedist. He accepted a job at the University of Palermo, and he was the last professor appointed without any degree. His short life left a legacy of wonder in all those who met him. The movie explores also some of his outstanding philosophical concepts such as the “mythological machine” or the “wordless ideas”.

Carlo Trombino: Director
Claudia Martino: Director
Carlo Trombino: Writer
Diego Bonsangue: Producer
Giuseppe Di Lorenzo: Producer
Simone Trombino: Producer
Gianni Vattimo: Key Cast
Gianandrea Piccioli: Key Cast
Elisabetta Chicco Vitzizzai: Key Cast
Gianni Gebbia: Key Cast
Gianni Puglisi: Key Cast
Margherita Cottone: Key Cast
Manfredi Bernardini: Editing

Film Type: Documentary
Genres: Philosophy, History, Gnosticism, Egyptology
Runtime: 1 hour
Completion Date: July 20, 2017
Country of Origin: Italy
Country of Filming: Italy
Film Language: Italian
Shooting Format: Digital
Film Color: Color

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