The Lost Ship
At the age of 14 Giorgio ran away from home to fulfill his dream and become a sailor: his family was strongly opposing, wanting him to be a farmer and work in the family farm. He reached Genova, where he grew up in a brothel, and changed his name into Giorgio, to not be found again.
He had never seen his family since.
“I come from a family of fishermen”- says Pospero -” my dad was a fisherman, and so my three older brothers. But the first time they took me on a boat, I felt seasick, I was ashamed”
One day Luciano was having a drink in a bar for seamen as a swedish ship owner walked in asking if there was a cook in the room. He raised his hand.
He was no cook
This is the story of a group men who live in a retirement house for sailors in Camogli, Italy. Like on an old ship that awaits to leave the harbour for the unknown, these sailors await for their final departure, remembering old stories: the morning light in Cape Horn, the reassuring voice of a lost friend, a love left behind in a hasten departure. All these scars are forever marked on their bodies, on their faces, on their skin, in their wrinkles: they are part of their story