DIORAMA

by Demetrio Giacomelli
DIORAMA - DIORAMA

Informations

Nation: Italy

Year: 2017

Length: 86'

35° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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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) received his degree in painting from the Accademia ligustica di belle arti on the documentaries Gli italiani e il fumetto and Andrea Pazienza (in production), produced by Sky Arte. In 2014, he, Matteo Gatti and Matteo Signorelli founded Progetto Aves, a group which conducts artistic research on the relationship between townspeople and animals. That same year, he participated in artistic events at the Architecture Biennale in Venice, the CCCB in Barcelona and Careof in Milan. In 2015, the video Km/18, made by Progetto Aves, won at the Tent Academy Awards in Rotterdam. After taking part in the InProgress production bid offered by Filmmaker and receiving a development grant at the Solinas - Documentario per il cinema Awards, he began to direct Diorama. In 2016 and 2017, he participated at the Pesaro Film Festival with Mal d’archivio and Il secondino innamorato, and has recently completed the sci-fi short L’estinzione rende liberi.

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

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) received his degree in painting from the Accademia ligustica di belle arti on the documentaries Gli italiani e il fumetto and Andrea Pazienza (in production), produced by Sky Arte. In 2014, he, Matteo Gatti and Matteo Signorelli founded Progetto Aves, a group which conducts artistic research on the relationship between townspeople and animals. That same year, he participated in artistic events at the Architecture Biennale in Venice, the CCCB in Barcelona and Careof in Milan. In 2015, the video Km/18, made by Progetto Aves, won at the Tent Academy Awards in Rotterdam. After taking part in the InProgress production bid offered by Filmmaker and receiving a development grant at the Solinas - Documentario per il cinema Awards, he began to direct Diorama. In 2016 and 2017, he participated at the Pesaro Film Festival with Mal d’archivio and Il secondino innamorato, and has recently completed the sci-fi short L’estinzione rende liberi.

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

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.”