From Mircea Eliade to F.F. Coppola and back
Cristina Scarlat: F.F.Coppola & Mircea Eliade. Youth Without Youth, A View from Romania, Eikon Publishing House, Bucuresti, 2018
History of Religions Department University of Salerno, Italy
In 1938, Dominic Matei, a 70-year-old professor of linguistics, pining after the love of his youth, Laura, travels to Bucharest, the city where he and she met at university. Feeling that his fruitless search for the origin of human language has condemned him to a miserable life, Dominic plans to commit suicide after this one last journey. However, while crossing the street, he is struck by lightning. In hospital, doctors inform Dominic that the lighting appears to have rejuvenated him. Soon after, while residing at the Professor’s home, Dominic also discovers that he possesses strange, psychic capacities.