Nauta is a film written and directed by Italian first-time director Guido Pappada and tells the story of a 40-something anthropologist, who sails to the island of La Galite off West Africa to investigate a mysterious natural phenomenon.
Mariella, a bermudan yawl, 79ft (24.1m), designed in 1936 by Alfred Mylne.
SUMMARY of the Film:
Bruno, about 40 years old, anthropologist and university professor, thanks to the call of Paolo, an old friend, learns that in the island of La Galite occurred an extraordinary and mysterious natural phenomenon. He, awakening from apathy caused by the crisis with the wife Sarah, decided to resume studies on some ancient historical evidence of the phenomenon and, somehow obtained funding, puts together an expedition that leaves to La Galite, searching for the perfect harmony between man and nature. The crew consists of Davide, gruff captain, Max, his new sailor, Laura, a young biologist, and Lorenzo, an expert in extreme sports and experienced diver. Above all, there is “Mariella”, Davide’s elegant classic sailing yacht.
During the sailing, the crew is forced to intimacy of navigation. At the beginning there is a mutual distrust, but later all characters of the group reveal themselve completely. The union of the boat and its crew with the natural environment leads to a more friendly and direct behavior and increases the desire to discover the secret of the phenomenon.
The journey will change their lives.
HISTORY – Alfred Mylne – Classic Yacht Sailing in 1930:
Classic yachts sailing on the Clyde in the 1930’s with Alfred Mylne.
Featuring Thendara, Iyruna, Audifax Shamrock V, Tigris, Panope, Veronica, the original Royal Yacht Britannia.
Music by Breabach www.breabach.com
Archive Footage courtesy of J.S. Lang and Scottish Screen Archive http://www.nls.uk/ssa