BLUE SCREEN

by Alessandro Arfuso, Riccardo Bolo
BLUE SCREEN - BLUE SCREEN

Informations

Nation: Italy

Year: 2017

Length: 17'

35° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

Section:

Synopsis

An unusual documentary by the android filmmaker Mk3, found in an old VHS cassette; it is the intimate diary of a collective displacement which, through the author’s voice and memories, tells the story of the rebellion of third-generation androids against human domination.

Director

Riccardo Bolo

Riccardo Bolo

Riccardo Bolo (Rome, Italy, 1985), after giving up on university twice, enrolls at Scuola d’arte cinematografica Gian Maria Volonté to study filmmaking. He graduates in 2013 with the short film Tanabata, that got awarded in several festivals. In his free time he works as a teacher in a secondary school in Rome’s suburbs. 

Filmography:
Riccardo Bolo:
Tanabata (cm, 2013).

Alessandro Arfuso, Riccardo Bolo:
Blue Screen (cm, 2017).

Alessandro Arfuso

Alessandro Arfuso

Alessandro Arfuso (Rome, Italy, 1991) attended the screenwriting course at the Scuola d’arte cinematografica Gian Maria Volonté. In 2016 he received his degree in cultural anthropology, the same year he attended a short documentary course at the New York Film Academy.

Filmography:
Alessandro Arfuso, Riccardo Bolo:
Blue Screen (cm, 2017).

Cast and Credits

regia, soggetto, sceneggiatura/directors, story, screenplay
Alessandro Arfuso, Riccardo Bolo
fotografia/cinematography
Vanni Mastrantonio
montaggio/editing
Francesco Tasselli
scenografia/production design
Sabina Angeloni
costumi/costume design
Sara Cavagnini
musica/music
Pierluigi Orlando
suono/sound
Simone Altana, Andrea Giannetta, Marco Saitta
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Gabriele Falsetta (Mk3), Alessandro Vantini (il presidente della conferenza eurasiatica/Eurasian conference’s president), Angela Tomassone (signorina/Miss Nuvola)

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contatti/contacts
Riccardo Bolo
riccardo.bolo@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/bluescreenMk3

Director statement

“Following the trail blazed by Marker and Herzog, filmmakers to whom this movie owes everything, we tried to occupy the paradox created when archival footage is rewritten. Through this paradox, in the opening sequence Brezhnev suddenly becomes the president of a fantastical Eurasian country, without ceasing to be Brezhnev, and his speech on the five-year plan becomes the announcement of an update to the service androids’ system, like tanks against the Prague Spring, continuously challenging the line between reality and fiction, between fiction and documentary, and brazenly making images and imagination collide.” 

Synopsis Learn more

An unusual documentary by the android filmmaker Mk3, found in an old VHS cassette; it is the intimate diary of a collective displacement which, through the author’s voice and memories, tells the story of the rebellion of third-generation androids against human domination.

Director All about direction

Riccardo Bolo

Riccardo Bolo

Riccardo Bolo (Rome, Italy, 1985), after giving up on university twice, enrolls at Scuola d’arte cinematografica Gian Maria Volonté to study filmmaking. He graduates in 2013 with the short film Tanabata, that got awarded in several festivals. In his free time he works as a teacher in a secondary school in Rome’s suburbs. 

Filmography:
Riccardo Bolo:
Tanabata (cm, 2013).

Alessandro Arfuso, Riccardo Bolo:
Blue Screen (cm, 2017).

Alessandro Arfuso

Alessandro Arfuso

Alessandro Arfuso (Rome, Italy, 1991) attended the screenwriting course at the Scuola d’arte cinematografica Gian Maria Volonté. In 2016 he received his degree in cultural anthropology, the same year he attended a short documentary course at the New York Film Academy.

Filmography:
Alessandro Arfuso, Riccardo Bolo:
Blue Screen (cm, 2017).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, soggetto, sceneggiatura/directors, story, screenplay
Alessandro Arfuso, Riccardo Bolo
fotografia/cinematography
Vanni Mastrantonio
montaggio/editing
Francesco Tasselli
scenografia/production design
Sabina Angeloni
costumi/costume design
Sara Cavagnini
musica/music
Pierluigi Orlando
suono/sound
Simone Altana, Andrea Giannetta, Marco Saitta
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Gabriele Falsetta (Mk3), Alessandro Vantini (il presidente della conferenza eurasiatica/Eurasian conference’s president), Angela Tomassone (signorina/Miss Nuvola)

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contatti/contacts
Riccardo Bolo
riccardo.bolo@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/bluescreenMk3

Director statement Read more

“Following the trail blazed by Marker and Herzog, filmmakers to whom this movie owes everything, we tried to occupy the paradox created when archival footage is rewritten. Through this paradox, in the opening sequence Brezhnev suddenly becomes the president of a fantastical Eurasian country, without ceasing to be Brezhnev, and his speech on the five-year plan becomes the announcement of an update to the service androids’ system, like tanks against the Prague Spring, continuously challenging the line between reality and fiction, between fiction and documentary, and brazenly making images and imagination collide.”