XV INTERNATIONALE FORUM DES JUNGEN FILMS
BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL
ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCE
12° STUDENT FILM AWARD
42nd VENICE BIENNALE
'DE SICA' COMPETITION
"Between Jean Cocteau and Guy Maddin, a masterpiece of mixed media cinema" (La Cinematheque Francaise, Paris - May 2010)
An attractive woman controls several characters invented for the purpose of her story: two men, three blind people, a few male dancers, a female dancer, and another woman who is the projection of her image. The characters and situations are reduced to pure graphic and musical images organized in the dynamics of a memory or a dream begun in the moment in which the solitude of a wooden mannequin reflected on its own story guided by the memory of music.
Finally there is the dream of an encounter, a dream begun behind the curtains of a sunlit room. Everything begins from the memory of a smile, of two red lips. This is also a love story in which particular attention is paid to the images that Aldis’s memory-desire blends with those of her past, which is encased in a stripe of light of silent film, with those of her present day memory.
Story and screenplay Giuseppe M. Gaudino
Editing Giuseppe M. Gaudino
Set designer and Costumes Giuseppe M. Gaudino
Photography and cameraman Giuseppe M. Gaudino
Music Stefano Vizioli
Production Giuseppe M. Gaudino in collaboration with Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia