A documentary film by the illustrious Russian filmmaker and playwright Anatoly Vasiliev, shot in Italy among the palios, with the soundtrack of the cellist and composer Giovanni Sollima.
Asino (Italian for donkey) is an epic ode to this beast of burden. The donkey has a long cultural history dating back to Greek mythology and the Bible: Jesus rode into Jerusalem on one; Sancho Panza had a loyal donkey; Winnie the Pooh was friends with the dejected Eeyore. Donkeys stand for stupidity, stubbornness and humility.
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Anatoly Vasiliev is a well-known Russian theatre director and one of the leading European contemporary stage directors. He is artistic director of the Moscow Theatre "School of Dramatic Arts", ThÃ©Ã¢tre de l'Europe, and professor of drama in Lyon, France.