GUESTS ARRIVING TOMORROW, THURSDAY 7TH JULY, INCLUDE THE DIRECTOR ANDREA SEGRE, SUBJECT OF THIS YEARS HOMAGE.
EVENTS INCLUDE SHORTS GOES HUNGARY AND THE FILM ARIANNA WITH VALENTINA CARNELUTTI.
Thursday 7th July: ShorTS begins at 10:00 at Punto Enel with the workshop Alice lost and found (Alice Nera 2016): Through the Mirror of Shadow, focused on female acting. Three days (7th, 8th and 9th July, from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 14:30 to 17:30) focused on the study of first-rate female acting and the relationship between one’s own internal image and the image perceived by others, executed by studying the emotional map of the character of Alice in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Claudia Della Seta, director of La casa degli spiriti and artistic director of Afrodita Compagnia, and Stefano Viali, David di Donatello 2005 – in a project financed by NUOVOIMAIE – will shine the light on the many possible means of expression with a first-rate study.
At the end of the workshop, a video will be shot and edited with contributions from the first-rate actresses expressing their inner “Alices”, delivered then by the actresses themselves. Artistic portfolio must be sent as part of registration.
ShorTS continues at Cinema Ariston at 19:00 with its focus on Hungarian cinema, in collaboration with BuSho – Budapest Short Film Festival. ShorTS Goes Hungary will involve the screening of 9 shorts which enable us to examine the cinema of a geographic area with a strong history, consolidated by strong artistic genius which serves as the protagonist in the memories of professionals and those with an passion for the artistic. All the works allow the viewer to undertake a journey at their leisure and share emotions and knowledge of a country from a position of surprising intensity.
This will be followed at 21:30 by Carlo Lavagna’s Arianna, in competition for the Nuove Impronte section, starring Valentina Carnelutti. Arianna is nineteen years old, but she still hasn’t had her first period. The hormones she has been prescribed by her gynecologist don’t seem to be affecting her development other than causing a slight breast enlargement, which irritates her nonetheless. At the beginning of summer, her parents decide to retake possession of the farmhouse on Lake Bolsena where Arianna lived until she was 3, and to which she hasn’t yet returned. During their stay at the house, old memories begin to resurface, to the extent that Arianna decides to stay even once her parents have returned to the city. The afternoons pass slowly and quietly while Arianna starts to examine her body and her past: the meeting with her young cousin Celeste – so different and feminine compared to her – and the loss of her virginity to a young man of her age push Arianna to confront once and for all the truth of her sexuality.
Shorts will be shown under the stars in Piazza Verdi from 21:30 as usual for the Maremetraggio section.