DRIVE-IN

by Demetrio Giacomelli
DRIVE-IN

Informations

Nation: Italy

Year: 2018

Length: 16'

36° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

The director, gripped by anxiety, is driving around the streets of Milan. He tells a racist joke, but then he justifies himself by saying it’s just a performance act. The street isn’t enough. He closes himself in a garage and he projects his biography on the windshield as if it were a movie on screen. But he can’t resist the temptation to forge his existence and imbue it with dreams.

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, soggetto, fotografia, montaggio, produttore/director, story, cinematography, film editing, producer
Demetrio Giacomelli

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contatti/contacts
Demetrio Giacomelli
[email protected]

Director statement

“Cars are an invention that always fascinated me. The windshield fractions reality in countless frames whose object is the distance between one point and another […]. When you’re inside a car, [reality] comes toward you and passes on. It might be the closest experience to being film: we are transformed into the film-medium. We are stationary and in movement at the same time. This contradictory condition is the object of this short.

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The director, gripped by anxiety, is driving around the streets of Milan. He tells a racist joke, but then he justifies himself by saying it’s just a performance act. The street isn’t enough. He closes himself in a garage and he projects his biography on the windshield as if it were a movie on screen. But he can’t resist the temptation to forge his existence and imbue it with dreams.

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, soggetto, fotografia, montaggio, produttore/director, story, cinematography, film editing, producer
Demetrio Giacomelli

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contatti/contacts
Demetrio Giacomelli
[email protected]

Director statement Read more

“Cars are an invention that always fascinated me. The windshield fractions reality in countless frames whose object is the distance between one point and another […]. When you’re inside a car, [reality] comes toward you and passes on. It might be the closest experience to being film: we are transformed into the film-medium. We are stationary and in movement at the same time. This contradictory condition is the object of this short.