VERONA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2022! Martedì 6, mercoledì 7 e giovedì 8 settembre, dalle 20:00 alle 22:00. Entrata libera.
Limen (atto I) (Italy) by Silvia Alfei, Francesco Caracciolo, IN MAGMA
Warning: this film contains flashing lights which may not be suitable for photosensitive epilepsy.
Synopsis: “Space at the centre of storms/ Electric shivers under liquid skin / Crucible of the imagination / Traces dissolved by the wind / Threshold between worlds / Astonishing dérive”. Limen is a passage generated in the depths of the Earth’s propulsive soul and of her natural energetic elements, that equally belong to the nature and memory of the body: being made manifest, temple of the emotions, matter and thought in flux, unfathomable mystery. An act of trespass, an open frontier, the experience of abiding not inside a border between things but within a permeable locus of mobility, of crossing. Running time: 00:01:00.
About the directors: In 2021 Silvia Alfei, Andrea Viti and Fabio Volpi co-founded the IN MAGMA collective to create an alchemical forge fusing different artistic languages in a spirit of openness to collaborations with other artists, researchers and professionals. Research on body movement, sound and visual art propels the collective into experimental terrains in contemporary performing arts through a practice based on shared interdisciplinary creative processes unafraid of cross-contamination. Francesco Caracciolo is a Milanese photographer whose artistic outlook is characterized by an essential and visionary style, as evinced by his work for Dargen D’Amico’s music videoclip Modigliani. In 2022 he starts a collaboration with IN MAGMA.
Hunny-Bunny (USA) by Jayden Barrial, David S. Zimmerman
Synopsis: Hunny-Bunny is a film about a couple with Down syndrome, Blair and Susie, entering their 16th year of true love. Through the good and the bad, ups and downs this relationship thrives. Their love is something that we all wish we had. Running time: 00:05:52.
About the director: Jayden Barrial is a recent graduate from the Cinematic Arts Academy at Millikan Middle School. He has directed over 12 films. His film, Coke vs Pepsi, was the winner of Best Comedy at the CAAM Festival of the Souls. His film, Da Cookie, premiered at Dances with Films. Hunny-Bunny is his first documentary and he has thoroughly enjoyed the process of this new genre.
Recall (Slovakia) by Erik Jasaň
Synopsis: An oppressed woman, living in a poor village in eastern Slovakia, where alcohol is cheaper than regular food, tries to find her son after he runs away from home. If she decides to resist her husband, she may never find her son. Can such a woman stand up to her husband? Running time: 00:06:00.
Selections/awards: Flickers’ Rhode Island IFF, USA FF, British Independent FF, Tokyo Int Short FF (Best Director, Best Music Video), and more.
About the director: Erik Jasaň is a film director and screenwriter based in Prague. He works on sensitive topics that affect social life in eastern Slovakia and tries to interpret these stories towards a wider international audience. His short film “Happy Marriage” was part of the non-competitive section of the Bengaluru International Short FF. His second short film “Escape From A Good Prison” became Semi-Finalist at 25th Flickers’ Rhode Island IFF.
Leap (Argentina) by Juan Baio, Eino Antonio
Synopsis: On the rooftop of a massive building, surrounded by the blazing Buenos Aires’ skyline, two friends are taking a relaxing sunbath. In the flash of an instant an unexpected event takes place, which will call into question their friendship and leave them both on the brink of a resolution that could change their lives. Running time: 00:02:37.
Selections/awards: Super Shorts London, Hong Kong Arthouse FF, and more.
About the director: Juan and Eino met in Buenos Aires in the process of making a short film. Juan is a graduate from the acting program of Universidad Nacional de las Artes. Eino graduated graduated as Film Director from Universidad del Cine.
Courage (Mexico) by Rubén Rojo Aura
Synopsis: A story where the main characters play themselves. A 76 year old actress with a retina disease that is leaving her blind, is afraid of losing her place in the theater company where she belongs. This moment collides with the arrival of his 50-year-old son to her home, in his attempt to recover from alcoholism. Her personal crisis will take her to try to meet again with her son after many years of distance. Running time: 01:30:00.
Selections/awards: Guadalajara IFF (FIPRESCI Award for best film & Mezcal award for Best Actress).
About the director: Aura’s (Mexico City, 1984) first shortfilm, “Northern Highway” was produced in 2007 thanks to the IMCINE National Short Film Competition and winner of numerous international festivals awards. In 2009, he coproduces the documentary film documentary “Ella(s)” (David Baute) which receives the Biznaga de Plata Derechos de la Mujer of Malaga Film Festival, and the Malvinas Award, in Trieste. In 2015, he directs the documentary “The nightingale and the night. Chavela Vargas sings to Lorca”, with a remarkable tour of festivals. “Courage” is his first fiction film.
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