a film by Andrea Segre. Starts December 30th at the fsk. In Italian with German subtitles
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Some things are very difficult for a father to share with his son and the latter can only start to understand them when he becomes a father. In February-April this year, Andrea Segre, who has been living in Rome for years, was blocked by the lockdown in Venice, the city of his father Ulderico. He was working there on two theatre and cinema projects on the city’s great blights: tourism and high water. While he was filming the city was frozen and emptied before his very eyes, restoring it to nature and its history, and in some ways to him as well. He collected visual notes and spent that period in his family home where he delved into the past. Personal archives in Super8 by the director’s father and the real protagonist of the film alternate with meetings with Venetian inhabitants, who talk about the relationship between the city and water whilst experiencing the unexpected arrival of the great void that has invaded Venice and a large part of the world. The whole thing is kept together by the director’s off screen voice, Teho Teardo’s music and an atmosphere of expectancy and amazement that pervades the entire visual and existential material of this strange journey.
IT 2020, 68 Min., ital. OmU,
Buch & Regie: Andrea Segre
Kamera: Matteo Calore, Andrea Segre
Schnitt: Chiara Russo