37° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL
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LA PELLE DEL TEMPO

LA PELLE DEL TEMPO
by Salvo Cuccia
Country: Italy
Year: 2019
Duration: 15'


This film is the first part of a project which includes installations and live performances. It was created using clips of porn movies from the cinema Cuccia – which was opened by the filmmaker’s grandfather in the 1950s and closed in the mid-1990s – and is based on the principle of the sedimentation and accumulation of images in a person’s memory. The original traces of images and sounds self-destruct and transform themselves into “pictures” in motion. It is a study of the body which conducts the spectator through the history of art, from the earliest graffiti to today.

Biography

film director

Salvo Cuccia

Salvo Cuccia carries out research in video art, fiction and new forms of documentaries. Since 1990 he has worked at the Filmoteca Regionale Siciliana and in 1995 he won second prize at the Italian Competition of the Festival Cinema Giovani of Turin with the short Un sogno di lumaca. He is now artistic director of the Alba project, 9 documentaries about the arbereshe culture of southern Italy. He has made about 70 films, one of the most recent of which, Détour De Seta (2005), was presented by Martin Scorsese at the Tribeca Film Festival and won at the 2005 Genoa Film Festival.

FILMOGRAFIA

Duo with Peter Kowald (1993), Raoul not making (1994), Angelica (1995), Videoplunders (1995), Un sogno di lumaca (cm, 1995), Terra Madre (1996), Palermo (1996), Prima Sicilia (1997), Bambini intravisti (1997), Hortophonìa (1997), La cena informale (1998), Cieli Altissimi Retrocedenti (1998- 1999), Verso Venezia (2000), Ce ne ricorderemo, di questo pianeta (2000), Paesaggi Italiani (2000-2001), Specular Cities (2000-2002), La vaga sfera è in questa mano (2002- 2003), Il Satiro danzante (2003-2005), Détour De Seta (2005), Weltanschauung (2006), Oltre Selinunte (mm, 2006)

Declaration

film director

Cast

& Credits

salvo cuccia
LA PELLE DEL TEMPO
Italia/Italy, 2019, 15’, bn/bw

la pelle del tempo

regia, montaggio/director, film editing
Salvo Cuccia
musica/music
Gandolfo Pagano, Roberto Masi, Jean-Marc Montera, Jean-François Pauvros
produzione/production
Ninety-nine Armchairs and a Projector

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contatti/contacts
Salvo Cuccia
salvocuccia@hotmail.com
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