Il Nullafacente: a paradox about the search for happiness
The desire to be "present", to let go of all the smarmy calls and the false temptations of the world, enables the protagonist and his wife to simply exist, freed of any constraints. The main topic of the work is not the protagonist's paradoxical choice to do nothing economically, but rather the need to give an authentic meaning to life, beyond any social, economic or psychological laws that confine the human being.
There is a part of us, the viewers, which remains reluctant to this story that we perceive as absurd, dangerous, shady. But the hero's extreme choices and the terminal disease of his wife touch an essential part of the human nature, a part that the ordinary life stifles under the burden of a "role" that we wear like a tight-buttoned coat. Even so, if we, as viewers, resist the shadows that might engulf us, we can finally see a light that, at least some of us, need vitally in order to feel we really exist.
|Wednesday, November 27 2019 at 19:00|