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FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART
from DE PROFUNDIS
by Oscar Wilde
adaptation, scenes and direction Dimitri Milopulos
with Daniele Favilli
original music by Marco Baraldi
Marco Baraldi piano
violin Sofia Astarita
Federico Ciompi mixing
Thanks to Davide Morelli for the collaboration
In collaboration with Florence Queer Festival
Love is blind.
Nothing could be more true. Thus Oscar Wilde, a strong but also fragile man, a great man of letters and a great frequenter and animator of the bourgeois salons of London - but also of other lounges where pleasure and luxury dominate - falls in love with Lord Alfred Douglas, called Bosie.
The meeting will be fatal. He will bring Oscar to a two-year sentence of forced labor for sodomy and incarceration. His books were withdrawn from bookshops, the curtain fell on his shows, his assets were sold at auction, his sons were taken away from him. The poet was humiliated, destroyed, abandoned, ruined.
All this for the love of another man, deplorably called "sodomy".
You can castigate the flesh but not the spirit.
In prison the mind of the poet and of man does not go out. There, in his cell, alone, isolated, removed from everything he had loved, destroyed, ruined but at the same time shiny and sharp as the blade of a knife writes Epistola: In Carcere et Vinculis, later called De Profundis.
Perhaps the longest letter in history, addressed to Bosie, in which the poet crosses their history, attacks the lover, himself, draws conclusions, regrets, gets torn, frees himself.
An apologia of the love that everything raises and destroys everything.
These pages are inspired by the depths of my heart.
The idea is to enter to spy on tiptoe the intimacy of a man, in the moment of the greatest of his sufferings, that of love that can not pronounce his name and defeat in the deafening isolation of his cell.
Yet every man kills the thing he loves ...
Some do it with a bitter look ...
Some kill their love as young people, and others like old ones ...
Some love too little, others too long ...
(from Reading's Prison Ballata)
120 years have passed since that bad period but today as then we live in a society that labels, judges, professes "modern" and free but still free today is not. We are all imprisoned within mental cages of diversity, fear, prejudice. We are victims of "wrong" loves that suck our soul, cancel us, lead us to self-destruction.
The emotions of Oscar Wilde during his imprisonment in prison and during his imprisonment - when he was out of prison but still caged in the judgment of society - are the same emotions that many people live today, because they are labeled and rejected by the world around them.
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