RegiaMiriam Cossu Sparagano Ferraye

CreditiShort film


Lingua minoritariaSicilianu


Borgo Vecchio, Palermo: we are in the great universe of the Sicilian Puppet Theater, in the small theater-laboratory of the Mancuso family. Carmelo, the son of a master puppeteer, lives in this place full of fantasy and imagination. Trying to mimic the mature tone of his father’s voice, he plays with the lines he has heard so many times during the shows and brings puppets to life with innate skill. His eyes shine in that fairy-tale world, where rough pieces of wood take shape to tell, as in an eternal return, the chivalrous tales of love and war.


Miriam Cossu Sparagano Ferraye, born in Palermo, graduated in Bologna in Anthropology, Religions and Eastern Civilizations. During university, she attended street photography courses at ‘Irfoss – Institute for Research and Education in the Social Sciences’. In 2018, she returns to Palermo to further her cinema studies by enrolling in the documentary course at the Experimental Center of Cinematography – CSC- National School of Cinema.