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The Mountain of Fire

Human interaction is a complex dynamic of energy exchanges, some given and some taken. The resulting reactions – a subtle alchemy – are the basis of our relationships. It is summer in a provincial area of the Centre-North of Italy. A teacher of mathematics in his early thirties, working on temporary contracts and unable to afford a wheeled vehicle of his own, discovers he’s alchemically made up of much fire. An unusual romantic comedy in which a young man, a young woman and an elderly tourist driving an old Fiat Panda find themselves under the spell of the "mountain of fire".

The storyboard of The Mountain of Fire was created in August 2012 and the story was subsequently drawn between November and December of the same year.

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