Matera, hidden city

Germany/France 2019 – 52′

Maybe it is the mother of all cities. Matera.

Settled for 9000 years, once axis between the East and the West. Greeks, Saracens and Lucan left behind traces, Romans, Normans, Hohenstaufen, Bourbons. And robbers. Traces in the stone, traces in caves.

The European Capital of Culture has everything Europe is made of: small-scale state-building, wars, blooms and bitter poverty. And the will to leave.