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NOBODY CAN FLY

A travel across Italy to write a book about disability made by novelist Simonetta Agnello Hornby and her son George Hornby, affected by primary progressive multiple sclerosis. Along the way, mom and son discover how disability has been portrayed in culture, arts and history and compare these interpretations with their own experience and that of other disables they meet, who have been able to transform their disabilities into an opportunity and a drive to live their lives even in a more intense way. A filmic and narrative project tracing a storyline which goes from the colossal statues of athletes at the Foro Italico portraying beauty, strength, virility and perfection – glorified by fascism – to the art treasures at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence – where Leonardo explored the imperfect proportions of the human body – to finally sail on the Ligurian Sea and fly above the hills of Piedmont, just like a dream.

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