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by Alessandro Pasti, Maryia Sidorenko, Tobia de Eccher, Vittoria Morpurgo, experimental, 3’23”, 2022
In a condition suspended between a past life and a future one, Mendrisio appears as a space that from real becomes metaphysical, a point in an infinite line, in which everything passes and nothing stops, except us who keep on waiting...
by Marco Crosato, Xiaoxien Xu, Katarzyna Ślęczek, experimental, 3’24”, 2022
The term “startle” evokes an extremely rapid psychophysiological response to a sudden and unexpected stimulus, such as a loud sound or a blinding flash of light. This short film is an oneiric depiction of the state of astonishment caused by a dive in the multi-sensory landscape of Mendrisio.
I touch the city and the city touches me
by Victoria Gaspard, Valentin Dürselen, animation, 1’25”, 2022
Do we truly get in touch with the town of Mendrisio and its mysterious inhabitants? The animated short reflects on the incommunicability between the town and its explorers, and offers a poetic review of missed encounters, searching for closure and intimacy in this timeless, frozen landscape.
Learning from Antonioni
by Alex Farina, Annalisa Massari, video essay, 11’13”, 2022
An analysis of how cinema can change the way we observe and describe the spaces in which we live. Antonioni's poetics is revealed through the careful selection of images, spaces and movements.
by Gresa Shehu e Olivia Chimenti, video essay, 13’10”, 2022
If you've seen a Quentin Tarantino movie, you've probably endured a few long shots of feet. Does it help in the movie's direction or is it just a fetish?