According to a recent study, only 7% of the world population admits they believe in astrology. However, many of us have been caught caught sneaking a peek at our horoscope. When questioned about such activity, we reply that we do it because it is fun, or because it is a nice way to take a break from long office hours. We all agree that reading about our future is somehow comforting.
Among the people who have no problems confessing their faith in the Zodiac, there are some who believe that travelling to a specific destination on their birthday will change their lives. Behind the travelling choices of such group of birthday-globetrotters, there is a woman: the Neapolitan astrologist Luciana.
Luciana, 63, is one of the exponents of Active Astrology. As she likes to put it: "it is a simple, yet effective method to change your destiny by taking a trip on your birthday". Luciana's job is partly that of an esoteric strategist and partly that of a travel agent. While triangulating latitude, longitude and ephemerides on maps, she keeps an eye on the best offers on Skyscanner.
Luciana’s office is located in a time-battered castle surrounded by corn fields in a village not too far from the Venice Lagoon. Luciana’s clients are women looking for love, confused teenagers, and entrepreneurs on the verge of a crisis: these are the customers who ask Luciana to prescribe them a birthday trip.
Far from being an investigation into transcendence, this documentary is rooted in the present day. All the character’s desires, in fact, have something in common; they are all “First World” birthday wishes that seem small when compared to the vastness of the sky.
Underneath the humorous mood, this documentary intends to be a tender and empathic reflection of a very human need: longing for meaning in a cosmos filled with endless chaos.