In a small town of glory buried, very cold and polluted, the inhabitants of which bears the anguish of an ecological disaster, meet a woman with charm and eerie mysterious past, Sylvabel, and a lonely boy, sensitive, Andreas. The first seems to sense the approach of a tragedy; the second live with deep unease the relationship with his father, a usurer, and with his mother, who eats at him a incestuous desire. It is the last day of December; the region is about to hit a storm that - it is rumored - elsewhere has already caused death and destruction. Morbid atmosphere, as the final solution, hovering over everything and everyone. Hate is the only true God, and those who did not worship it must be punished. Therefore, when the father of Andreas is assassinated, the whole city is unanimous in condemning the one who does not obey the rules of others, the ancestral scapegoat, the Witch: Sylvabel. And, with it, freedom.
Fabrizio Catalano (Palermo, 14 October 1975) is a director and playwright. In recent times has been a great success with audiences and critics with performances taken from texts by Leonardo Sciascia - Il giorno della civetta, Todo modo, A ciascuno il suo - or born from her imagination– Amore intorno al vuoto. Author of various articles and essays, including La luna nell’albero, inserted in the almanac Panta Sciascia, published by Bompiani, was for three years the artistic director of the Teatro Regina Margherita in Racalmuto. He has made documentaries and short films and translated from the French of plays by Charles Van Lerberghe, Georges Rodenbach, Auguste de Villiers de l'Isle-Adam.