"ARTURO'S VOICE" SELECTED FOR NIPKOW PROGRAMM - BERLIN
The Nipkow Programm Berlin (Eurimages, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg) awarded with a three-month grant "La voce di Arturo" supported by Film Commission Torino Piemonte, Berlinale Talents Script Station, ArtOmy_New York 2020-21. Thanks to the jury: Christine Camdessus (Head of Board) Alegria Productions, Paris, France Detlev Buck, Berlin, Germany Lorenzo Esposito Berlinale, Rome, Italy Danijel Hočevar Vertigo / Emotionfilm Ljubljana, Slovenia Cédomir Kolar A.S.A.P. Films Paris, France Stefan Laudyn Warsaw International Film Festival Andreas Schellenberg, visual effects supervisor.
"CLAUSTROPHILIA" AN EXPERIMENTAL TRILOGY FOR A DIGITAL PLATFORM CURATED BY VALERIO BINASCO IS ONLINE
As part of Summer Plays, the Season organized at the Teatro Carignano by Teatro Stabile di Torino - Teatro Nazionale and TPE - Teatro Piemonte Europa, starting from Wednesday 16 September 2020, the videos made for the CLAUSTROPHILIA project will be published online on the TST website conceived by the artistic director of the TST, Valerio Binasco: an experimental trilogy that sees film directors - Irene Dionisio, Elena Gigliotti with Dario Aita and Michele Di Mauro - create productions that can be used indifferently on stage or on online platforms, experimenting with forms of scenic expression " of survival ".
SHORES ON TENK.FR/TENK.EU
A documentary which tells two stories of compassion and civic virtue on two opposite shores of the Mediterranean, through the correspondence between Mohsen Lihidheb, a postman and intellectual in Zarzis, Tunisia, and Vicenzo Lombardo, a retired cemetery worker in Lampedusa, Italy. While searching on the beach for materials for his Museum of the Memory of the Sea – a true monument to the victims of migration – Mohsen finds a body which he decides to bury with dignity, without thinking twice about it. Vincenzo in Lampedusa shares this same sense of urgency, tending the tombs of the unknown people who he buried in the local cemetery years before.
PESTIFERA - CASTELLO DI RIVOLI - ART CONTEMPORARY
The film program investigates the representation of pandemics through the art of cinema. Reflecting on the meaning of an exhibition that explores the themes of moral and physical contagion, the artist and director Irene Dionisio declares, "The systematic exploitation of the planet has been transformed, through a predicted and predictable zoonosis, into the scourge of the 21st century. Humanity, especially on its way, after a long and forced captivity, was faced with a banal certainty, that of its own finitude. Faced with "absurdity", Albert Camus would write, of one's own existence, how to react in order not to give in to madness? The cinematic representation, as a succession of threshold images of the global collective unconscious, offers us a possible catharsis, epoché and, perhaps, a recovery of a much-needed collective breath ".