"There are images that stay in the back of our mind's eye while we hurriedly walk around the streets. You hardly notice them, and they are imprinted on very few film frames in our memory. Yet, they stay with us. They return without warning during that interval between sleeping and wakefulness when we think about ourselves and the world and when we get ourselves away from the everyday repetition of words and gestures. This is the time when we notice that all around us and with us there arc men, women and children who love (and sometimes love you), drink, dance, eat, run, jump, play, hug each other, read, sleep, love again, ask for handouts, Iive, look at you, and ask for your own look, your thoughts, and your love. They ask that you notice them as people." (Ursula Ferrara)
Ursula Ferrara was born in Pisa on 1961. In 1982 she graduated the Art Institute in Florence and two years later sha draws her first animated film, Lucidi Folli, which won the Gabbiano d'Argento at the Bellaria Indipendent Film Festival (Italy). In 1988 she draws Congiuntivo Futuro (1988), Amore asimmetrico (1990), which won the Nastro d'Argento in 1991 and Come persone (1995), all drawed in black and white. Quasi niente (Almost Nothing, 1997) is the title of her first color film, then she drawed Cinque stanze (Five Rooms, 1999), La partita (The Match) is her seventh film, painted with oil colors: people and their lives during a match.
Lucidi Folli (cm, 1986), Congiuntivo Futuro (cm, 1988), Amore asimmetrico (cm, 1990), Come persone (cm, 1995, Quasi niente (Almost Nothing, cm, 1997), Cinque stanze (Five Rooms, cm, 1999), La partita (The Match, cm, 2002).
Tecnica: disegno su carta.
Music: Recuerdos de la Alhambra (trascrizione per violino) di F. Trega eseguita da Vincenzo Bolognese.
Production company: Ursula Ferrara, via dell'Alberaccio 13, 44100 Ferrara, tel. e fax +3905021137.