Abacuc lives in a railway house, with a garden circumscribed by the train tracks. He doesn’t speak a word, but distant voices can be heard from the phone. He spends his days walking around the cemetery, the only comforting place that seems to shelter him from the city. The man wanders among the tombstones corroded by time, seeking long forgotten names that bring him back to a time forever gone. He’s “the last man,” maybe a survivor.
Luca Ferri works with images and words. His movies partecipated to national and international film festivals. At Torino Film Festival he was selected in 2013, in Italiana.doc competition, with the documentary Habitat [Piavoli], codirected with Claudio Casazza, and in 2014 and 2015 in Onde section, with the following Abacuc and the short La società dei servizi, codirected with Enrico Mazzi. In 2016 his short Colombi was selected at the Orizzonti section in Venice. Dulcinea has been part of Signs of Life section, in the last Locarno Film Festival.
Educere Movere Billiardo (mm, 2004), Anna vs Oliva (mm, 2004), Ergonomia culanda (mm, 2005), Scano Boa (mm, 2005), Fiori di Broca (mm, 2005), Dodoanimaleinettoal (2005), Di nuovo giggi e il rattan (cm, 2007), Magog [o epifania del barbagianni] (cm, 2011), Ecce Ubu (2012), Kaputt/Katastrophe (cm, 2012), Habitat [Piavoli] (coregia/codirector Claudio Casazza, doc., 2013), Abacuc (2014), La società dei servizi (coregia/codirector Enrico Mazzi, cm, 2015), Colombi (cm, 2016), Ab ovo (cm, 2017), Dulcinea (2018), Pierino (doc., 2018).
“The idea for the film originated from the monumental nature of ruins. Ruins and monuments, fused in the same body, condensed in one sight. Mindful of the debris of avant-garde movements, I don’t want to give into the seduction of this new form of classicism masked under new guises and stories. So here is a motionless and photographic film, where camera and narration are no longer required to move. The preexisting reality is documented without any pretense for truth. Fiction and documentary exceed their boundaries and come together in other realms, like the world of puppet shows, theatre of the absurd, and photography.”
Lab 80 film