A Dream of Himera


Direction: Gianfrancesco Iacono
Scenario: Gianfrancesco Iacono
Animation: Gianfrancesco Iacono
Montage: Gianfrancesco Iacono
Music: Alessandro Arrigo
Production: Gianfrancesco Iacono
Country Production: Italy
Runtime: 5 min
Year Production: 2022
Language: Italian
Subtitles: Greek


Sicily. A magician wanders the desolate plain where the ancient Greek colony of Himera once stood. The power of man gives life to Greek spirits for a while. An illusion of beauty against the destruction of a region carried out by modern society.



Gianfrancesco Iacono

Gianfrancesco Iacono was born in Palermo in 1986. Graduated in Modern Literature, he works as a consultant in the field of audiovisual works and cinema. He is the maker of two animated short films: “Night shift” (2019, Pesaro Film Fest) and “Marianna’s dive” (2020, Animasyros/IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival/Best Animated Short at Sciacca Film Fest XIII). In 2020, along with Michele Scimè, he has directed “Terramorta/Wasteland”, a documentary short film selected, among the others, by Visions du Réel (Film Market) and Cinemambiente Torino.