ALBERI

by Michelangelo Frammartino

Italy, 2013, 28 min , colour

Not so many years ago, during every Carnival, there were men at Satriano, in the south of Italy, who used to cover themselves with ivy until they became  unrecognizable, as strange, ghostly-like walking trees. A rite, dating back to the middle ages, that started to disappear in the last years.

ALBERI, an installation, plays with the past and the present. Through the tools of a cinematic language, it brings back to existence something that had sunk into the intangible dimension of memory. From thepast to the present back into the past; from fiction to reality, from invisible to visible, from memory to film. 

ALBERI breaks the dimension of time, opening an endless loop.

 

 

Michelangelo Frammartino

Michelangelo Frammartino was born in 1968 and studied architecture at the Polytechnic School of Milan. In 1992, he directed his first short film. He directed video installations (TRACCE, PRESENZE S-CONNESSE, LA CASA DELLE BELLE ADDORMENTANTE, FILM) between 1995 and 1998. His first feature film, IL DONO, received awards in several prominent international film festivals. LE QUATTRO VOLTE his second feature film premiered at the Directors' Fortnight in Cannes.

 

Filmography

2010 LE QUATTRO VOLTE, Fiction, 88 min.
2003 
IL DONO (THE GIFT), Fiction, 80 min.

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2013
Duration: 
28 min

Michelangelo Frammartino

Michelangelo Frammartino was born in 1968 and studied architecture at the Polytechnic School of Milan. In 1992, he directed his first short film. He directed video installations (TRACCE, PRESENZE S-CONNESSE, LA CASA DELLE BELLE ADDORMENTANTE, FILM) between 1995 and 1998. His first feature film, IL DONO, received awards in several prominent international film festivals. LE QUATTRO VOLTE his second feature film premiered at the Directors' Fortnight in Cannes.

 

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Italy Italy
Synopsis: 

Not so many years ago, during every Carnival, there were men at Satriano, in the south of Italy, who used to cover themselves with ivy until they became  unrecognizable, as strange, ghostly-like walking trees. A rite, dating back to the middle ages, that started to disappear in the last years. ALBERI, an installation, plays with the past and the present. Through the tools of a cinematic language, it brings back to existence something that had sunk into the intangible dimension of memory. From thepast to the present back into the past; from fiction to reality, from invisible to visible, from memory to film. ALBERI breaks the dimension of time, opening an endless loop.    

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