Wednesday, September 8, 2021 (20:00-22:00)
Piazza Bra, 10
8-10PM / 20:00-22:00
This screening session features 7 films. All films are English spoken and/or English subtitled.
Reserving tickets for this screening is no longer possible, but more free tickets are available at Multisala Rivoli starting at 19:00.
It is currently mandatory for all visitors aged 12 and older to present a 'Green Pass' in order to be allowed entry to public venues. The COVID-19 certificate with QR code is available to anyone that has received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine approved for use in the E.U., has recovered from COVID-19 in the past six months or has negative lab results from a test done within the previous 48 hours.
Lumen (Canada) by Sarah Seené
Lumen (meaning light in Latin) is a sensorial film shot in Super 8 that paints a portrait of an adolescent with albinism. The hypersensitivity that this genetic condition engenders and the lack of pigmentation in her skin and eyes lend her an extraordinary aura. This film echoes a series of photographs entitled Fovea, which takes as its subject visually impaired young people. Running time: 00:01:41
Poise (Portugal) by Luís Soares
A sad and restrained man lying on the bed in his empty room. Hesitates, ponder hypotheses in a cycle without deciding, stuck. In exhaustion all anguish equals. Another man is sitting at the window: he looks at him and to the street. Characters in broken situations. The key positions, the suspended sequences, are shown. The man almost decides - and they almost return, inside and out, to them and to the city, time and movement. Infinite dawn. Running time: 00:07:00
Letter to my mother (Iran) by Amin Maher
A heartfelt letter to tell the mother the most painful of secrets. Amina Maher, who in 2002 was the small protagonist of Ten by Kiarostami is now a transgender director who tries to make her voice heard, understood, and be understood. Running time: 00:19:33
My Father’s Naples (Italy) by Alessia Bottone
Giuseppe looked out at the horizon as if there was something there that he longed for, as if there was something there that would set him free. As a young girl, his daughter, Alessia (the director), had seen him gazing out of the window day after day, always wondering what was there, what held his attention so firmly. Some years later, during a journey back to Naples, her father’s birthplace, Alessia finds herself observing her father once again. Now too, to her eyes Giuseppe is always in profile, and while the landscape slides past beyond the frame of the train’s window, he tries to grasp every moment with his gaze, tries to capture them and save them from the fast-flowing river of time. Her father describes his Napoli and his childhood in the Vicaria neighbourhood, surrounded by the migrants who crowded the station, Nanninella, Don Mario and his friend Napoleone with whom he used to explore the city, two taralli in his pocket and a head full of dreams. Giuseppe’s story also centres on themes of escape and the fear of the unknown, which ties the Italian emigrants of the twentieth century to the boats of migrants arriving on the shores of southern Italy today. As the train devours the tracks, mile after mile, Alessia begins to understand what her father was thinking and seeing when he looked out of the window: his memories. And so, the return to Naples becomes an opportunity to get to know her origins, and to tell the story of a life. Because however far we go, we always come back to where it all began. Running time: 00:20:00
ATLAS (France) by Jim Vieille
Dark and poetic, this music video depicts a rite of passage : the liberation of an inhibited personality. First, the night, rough, wild and frenetic, to let out all the accumulated frustrations. Then the next day, appeased, like a rebirth, a return to life. Running time: 00:05:43
Olyan Dolgok - Things like (Austria) by Kálmán Nagy
Éva lives a nightmare. She has the terrible suspicion that her husband has done something to her five-year-old daughter. Éva seeks help from her best friends. But can they help her? Running time: 00:25:17
The Daydreamers (United Kingdom) by Thomas Renckens
What if you're addicted to your own fantasy? 'The Daydreamers' takes a closer look at Maladaptive Daydreaming, a psychological condition discovered by professor Eli Somer. Protagonists Agatha and Jessica meet Somer on-camera, providing a moving testimony of their experience living a life cut off from reality. Running time: 00:33:00