DIORAMA

by Demetrio Giacomelli
DIORAMA - DIORAMA

Informations

Nation: Italy

Year: 2017

Length: 86'

35° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

Section:

Synopsis

The toad, the stork and the swallow. The encounter between man and wild animal in the city. By observing the activity which brings the protagonists of the three stories closer to the animal world, an intimate dimension reveals itself, something which isn’t immediately visible but which has always been present in mankind; something which can only return to its true essence through an otherness.

Director

Demetrio Giacomelli

Demetrio Giacomelli

Demetrio Giacomelli (Genoa, Italy, 1986) studied painting at the Accademia Ligustica di Belle Arti in Genoa. After graduating, he moved to Milan where he worked as Paolo Caredda’s assistant in the production of the documentaries Gli italiani e il fumetto (2015) and Andrea Pazienza - Fino all’estremo (2016), produced by Sky Arte. In 2014, he founded Progetto Aves with Matteo Gatti and Matteo Signorelli: the group carries out artistic research on the relationship between city-dwellers and animals. In 2015, the video made by Progetto Aves Km/18, which won the Tent Academy Awards in Rotterdam. He participated in the Pesaro Film Festival in 2016 with Mal d’archivio and then again in 2017 with Il secondino innamorato. In 2017, he made the documentary Diorama (which received awards from the Torino Film Festival and the Extra Doc Festival in Rome) and the sci-fi short L’estinzione rende liberi (winner of the section Prospettive of Milan’s Filmmaker Festival).

Filmography:
Km/18 (cm, 2015), Mal d’archivio (cm, 2016), Il secondino innamorato (cm, 2017), L’estinzione rende liberi (cm, 2017), Diorama (doc, 2017), Drive-in (2018).

Cast and Credits

regia, montaggio/director, film editing
Demetrio Giacomelli
soggetto/story
Demetrio Giacomelli, Matteo Gatti, Matteo Signorelli
fotografia/cinematography
Massimo Foletti
produzione/production
Controra Film, Marechiaro
produttori/producers
Alessandra Grilli, Francesca Zanza, Demetrio Giacomelli

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contatti/contacts
Controra Film Srl
info@controrafilm.it

Director statement

“Diorama is constructed like a fresco, the scenes interpenetrate just like the protagonists do. The voices of the humans become those of the animals and the bodies of the animals become those of the humans. But it is neither metamorphosis nor transformation. They are superimpositions, ghosts, the utopian attempt to delineate a single mind as a matrix of the living being.”

Synopsis Learn more

The toad, the stork and the swallow. The encounter between man and wild animal in the city. By observing the activity which brings the protagonists of the three stories closer to the animal world, an intimate dimension reveals itself, something which isn’t immediately visible but which has always been present in mankind; something which can only return to its true essence through an otherness.

Director All about direction

Demetrio Giacomelli

Demetrio Giacomelli

Demetrio Giacomelli (Genoa, Italy, 1986) studied painting at the Accademia Ligustica di Belle Arti in Genoa. After graduating, he moved to Milan where he worked as Paolo Caredda’s assistant in the production of the documentaries Gli italiani e il fumetto (2015) and Andrea Pazienza - Fino all’estremo (2016), produced by Sky Arte. In 2014, he founded Progetto Aves with Matteo Gatti and Matteo Signorelli: the group carries out artistic research on the relationship between city-dwellers and animals. In 2015, the video made by Progetto Aves Km/18, which won the Tent Academy Awards in Rotterdam. He participated in the Pesaro Film Festival in 2016 with Mal d’archivio and then again in 2017 with Il secondino innamorato. In 2017, he made the documentary Diorama (which received awards from the Torino Film Festival and the Extra Doc Festival in Rome) and the sci-fi short L’estinzione rende liberi (winner of the section Prospettive of Milan’s Filmmaker Festival).

Filmography:
Km/18 (cm, 2015), Mal d’archivio (cm, 2016), Il secondino innamorato (cm, 2017), L’estinzione rende liberi (cm, 2017), Diorama (doc, 2017), Drive-in (2018).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, montaggio/director, film editing
Demetrio Giacomelli
soggetto/story
Demetrio Giacomelli, Matteo Gatti, Matteo Signorelli
fotografia/cinematography
Massimo Foletti
produzione/production
Controra Film, Marechiaro
produttori/producers
Alessandra Grilli, Francesca Zanza, Demetrio Giacomelli

**
contatti/contacts
Controra Film Srl
info@controrafilm.it

Director statement Read more

“Diorama is constructed like a fresco, the scenes interpenetrate just like the protagonists do. The voices of the humans become those of the animals and the bodies of the animals become those of the humans. But it is neither metamorphosis nor transformation. They are superimpositions, ghosts, the utopian attempt to delineate a single mind as a matrix of the living being.”