by Riccardo Giacconi
Country: Italy
Year: 2023
Duration: 69'

Summer 2022. Carlotta is engrossed in recording the audiobook for Walter Benjamin's short stories. Her sister and brother come to visit her for a few days, and the three find themselves in the small town in the Marche region where they grew up. Gradually, an episode they experienced together two years earlier resurfaces: an act of violence in which each of them was, in their own way, entangled.


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Riccardo Giacconi

(San Severino Marche, Italy, 1985), studied visual arts at the IUAV University of Venice. His work has been presented in various exhibitions, including Grazer Kunstverein (Graz), ar/ge kunst (Bolzano), MAC (Belfast), WUK Kunsthalle Exnergasse (Wien), FRAC Champagne-Ardenne (Reims), tranzitdisplay (Prague), Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation (Turin). He has presented his films at various festivals, including the New York Film Festival, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Venice Film Festival, Visions du réel and FIDMarseille, where he won the Grand Prix of international competition in 2015. He has also co-founded the Helicotrema listening festival and the Botafuego storytelling workshop. He teaches at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University in Boston.

Riccardo Giacconi (San Severino Marche, Macerata, Italy, 1985), graduated in visual arts from the University IUAV in Venice and also studied in Bristol and New York. In 2009, he won the Renaissance Arts Prize as best Italian video artist from London’s Italian Cultural Institute. In 2007, he, Daniele Zoico, Mario Ciaramitaro and Giulia Marzin founded the collective Blauer Hase.


L’altra faccia della spirale (doc, cm, 2010), În forma lucrurilor care trebuie să vină (doc, mm, 2011), Chi ha lottato con l’angelo resta fosforescente (doc, cm, 2013), Entrelazado (doc, mm, 2014), Gondwana (doc, mm, 2017), Due (doc, cm, 2017), Piuccheperfetto (doc, mm, 2019), Ekphrasis (doc, cm, 2020), Diteggiatura (doc, cm, 2021), Animal (doc, cm, 2023), Giganti rosse (doc, 2023).


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“The radio listener is almost always alone. And even assuming that one reaches thousands of listeners, one is only ever reaching thousands of single listeners. One should always act as if one is speaking to a single person – or to lots of single people, if you wish – but never to many gathered together.” (Walter Benjamin, On the Minute)


& Credits

DIRECTOR: Riccardo Giacconi. SOUND: Giulia Marzin. CAST: Marta Ramadori, Sibilla Scinti Roger. PRODUCTION: Botafuego.

CONTACT: Riccardo Giacconi riccardo.giacconi@gmail.com