Diario di Bordo 2016


Friday 08 july – Day 08 People who come, people who go; in these extremely hot summer days our festival is just a total snowballing of meetings and appointments. Our location in Piazza Verdi, just a stones through from the see, combines the classic and grandiose aspects of the theatre from which it takes its name with the thousands of scintillating images brought to us by the big screen. Specialists, workers, young collaborators...

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Thursday 07 july – Day 07 Snapshots of a festival. Many hands to shake, people to meet for the first time or see again after a long separation; a luna-park of sensations that are perhaps impossible to describe. It’s very hot, perhaps even extremely hot, and appropriate refreshment can be provided by the evening’s screenings. Oh, the infinite seductive power of cinema! A literal departure…with the car crash of professional ups...

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Wednesday 06 july – Day 06 Whilst Italy’s footballing excitement provides a freeing catharsis, we have the pleasure of descending on a Piazza Verdi completely packed with spectators. It’s always worth spending a couple of moments observing this colourful human garden, where people curiously flick through the festival’s publications whilst the children among us anxiously wait for the screening of animated cartoons. We begin in a...

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Tuesday 05 july – Day 05 “The old man fell asleep and dreamed of being a butterfly…or perhaps it was a butterfly who dreamed of being a sleeping, old man” Angelo Branduardi, Italian singer. The staging area is packed to the proverbial rafters with adults and children, a colourful mass that can’t not make you swell with pride, whilst we live the most important moments of the 17th edition of Shorts International Film...

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Monday 04 luglio – Day 04 Finally a cooler, slightly breezy evening! Here we are, therefore, returned to Piazza Verdi; adults and children sat in front of the big screen returning to an idea of a collective membership to short-form cinema. Tonight’s screening opens with a couple looking for a new home in Federico Untermann’s Todo lo demás. As the minutes go by, the moral gap between the two protagonists becomes ever larger. A...

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Sunday 03 luglio – Day 03 Reality and dreams. Two distant planets that sometimes collide. In this particular instance, it’s called fate. ShorTS International Film Festival 2016 provides the opportunity to get to know both these existential shores, through a long and intense journey. An unforgiving wind has seen us move once again to the Teatro Miela for a long evening of screenings. The night opens with the short Divento Vento,...

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What a passionate lot Europeans are! The football tournament represents a phenomenon that is difficult to escape from, and there’s no point in denying the adrenaline that brings everyone together as one. Italy and Germany are the subjects of the night’s suspense, and so here we are relocated in Teatro Miela, where in any event we weren’t lacking for spectators. The cinematographic dances opened with an Italian production, Giacomo...

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