BORMIDA

by Alberto Momo
BORMIDA - BORMIDA

Informations

Nation: Italy

Year: 2018

Length: 50'

36° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

Section:

Synopsis

A factory pollutes a river and the people go on a protest march to protect their land and their lives. The river continues to flow but the forests have become deserts. The stories of two activists and an agronomist trace pathways in a landscape to be deciphered. A possible map for evoking ghosts.

Director

Alberto Momo

Alberto Momo

Alberto Momo (Turin, 1972), filmmaker and director of architectural documentaries, has presented his films at the major international festivals, including Venice, Locarno, Rotterdam, and Montreal. He and Donatello Fumarola founded the production company Zomia and published the book of conversations Atlante sentimentale del cinema. He has collaborated with Rai 3 and Rai 4, and curated the film section of the 2014 Architectural Biennale, with a large installation at the Arsenale. His film Eliorama won best Italian documentary at the 2006 Torino Film Festival.

Filmography:
Todos os dias (cm, 1995), L’amorosa traccia (cm, 1997), Un’aria scura (cm, 2000), Il paese delle rane (cm, 2001), Liquido Atlante (cm, 2002), Ponti sospesi (cm, 2003), Fiaba nera (2005), Eliorama (coregia/codirector Maicol Casale, doc., 2006), Cut people/Amir Naderi (coregia/codirector Donatello Fumarola, doc., 2007), Ombre di Tosca (cm, 2008), Un canto lontano (doc., 2008), Playtime (coregia/codirectors Maicol Casale, Federico Ercole, ep., tv, 2010), Game Over (coregia/codirector Federico Ercole, cm, 2011), Un’architettura in movimento (doc., 2012), Casa Cattaneo a Cernobbio (cm, 2012), Bormida (doc., 2018).

Cast and Credits

regia, montaggio/director, film editing
Alberto Momo
sceneggiatura, fotografia/screenplay, cinematography
Laura Cantarella
musica/music
Alessandro Sciaraffa
interpreti/cast
Marina Garbarino, Mario Cauda, Walter Orsi, Francesco Cora

produzione/production
Zomia
coproduzione/coproduction

Fondazione Matrice, Politecnico di Torino

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contatti/contacts
Zomia
[email protected]
http://zomia.it/

Director statement

“Bormida is a movie which is to be considered like a landscape. It feeds off archives and creates maps. Like a landscape, it is a sedimentation of different gazes and eras. The place becomes narration, including sensorial and emotional narration. The film owes its genesis to the passionate work of a number of students from Turin’s faculty of architecture. It has been enhanced by the contributions of the photographer Andrea Botto and the sounds of the artist Alessandro Sciaraffa, who arranged the soundtrack. It was colored (in red) by clips from the Corporate Film Archives and frames painted by Paolo Leonardo. It is dedicated to Marina Garbarino (1960-2016) and to all those activists who took part in Italy’s first environmental battle.”

Synopsis Learn more

A factory pollutes a river and the people go on a protest march to protect their land and their lives. The river continues to flow but the forests have become deserts. The stories of two activists and an agronomist trace pathways in a landscape to be deciphered. A possible map for evoking ghosts.

Director All about direction

Alberto Momo

Alberto Momo

Alberto Momo (Turin, 1972), filmmaker and director of architectural documentaries, has presented his films at the major international festivals, including Venice, Locarno, Rotterdam, and Montreal. He and Donatello Fumarola founded the production company Zomia and published the book of conversations Atlante sentimentale del cinema. He has collaborated with Rai 3 and Rai 4, and curated the film section of the 2014 Architectural Biennale, with a large installation at the Arsenale. His film Eliorama won best Italian documentary at the 2006 Torino Film Festival.

Filmography:
Todos os dias (cm, 1995), L’amorosa traccia (cm, 1997), Un’aria scura (cm, 2000), Il paese delle rane (cm, 2001), Liquido Atlante (cm, 2002), Ponti sospesi (cm, 2003), Fiaba nera (2005), Eliorama (coregia/codirector Maicol Casale, doc., 2006), Cut people/Amir Naderi (coregia/codirector Donatello Fumarola, doc., 2007), Ombre di Tosca (cm, 2008), Un canto lontano (doc., 2008), Playtime (coregia/codirectors Maicol Casale, Federico Ercole, ep., tv, 2010), Game Over (coregia/codirector Federico Ercole, cm, 2011), Un’architettura in movimento (doc., 2012), Casa Cattaneo a Cernobbio (cm, 2012), Bormida (doc., 2018).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, montaggio/director, film editing
Alberto Momo
sceneggiatura, fotografia/screenplay, cinematography
Laura Cantarella
musica/music
Alessandro Sciaraffa
interpreti/cast
Marina Garbarino, Mario Cauda, Walter Orsi, Francesco Cora

produzione/production
Zomia
coproduzione/coproduction

Fondazione Matrice, Politecnico di Torino

**

contatti/contacts
Zomia
[email protected]
http://zomia.it/

Director statement Read more

“Bormida is a movie which is to be considered like a landscape. It feeds off archives and creates maps. Like a landscape, it is a sedimentation of different gazes and eras. The place becomes narration, including sensorial and emotional narration. The film owes its genesis to the passionate work of a number of students from Turin’s faculty of architecture. It has been enhanced by the contributions of the photographer Andrea Botto and the sounds of the artist Alessandro Sciaraffa, who arranged the soundtrack. It was colored (in red) by clips from the Corporate Film Archives and frames painted by Paolo Leonardo. It is dedicated to Marina Garbarino (1960-2016) and to all those activists who took part in Italy’s first environmental battle.”