IL MAESTRO DI INCAPACITA'
A long trip to China, from the 1970s until the outbreak of the pandemic, with one of the major Italian sinologists in search of a Taoist text: The master of incapability. In the pursuit of the book, the singular character of the protagonist that resists any definition is revealed, traveler, translator, lover of slowness and detail, witty, elusive and paradoxical like a true Taoist.
Carlo Laurenti, an Italian writer, bibliomaniac and director, returned to China sixty-four times, bringing back thousands of books to build an immense library in his villa in Velletri. A documentary on Carlo’s intellectual life, through which we dive in aspects and connections with the Chinese world. A road movie with a romantic hero, both in manners and in appearance, who retains an extraordinary ability to change that guarantees an always constant openness and a willingness to question current ideas about such an immense country and people.