«Brenda is pregnant. Alex has just turned 19 and is about to become a father. Kevin fills the city with his name. Everyone tries to leave their mark on the world. Always connected to each other, they buzz between the coastal countryside and the eternal city, trying to resist in their own way the inexorable advance of time and heat…»
This evening, during the second day of Author’s Passages: Mediterranean Interlacements, Alain Parroni‘s feature debut, Una Sterminata Domenica, will be screened in the theater. We will have the opportunity to listen to the director and art director Flaminia Gentili who will be present with us in the room to converse with Marta Bulgherini after the screening of the film and answer questions from the audience.
Alain Parroni was born on February 14, 1992 in the Roman countryside. He graduated in Graphic Art and Photography, exploring the techniques of traditional animated cinema and VR. At 18 he co-directed an episode of Aeterna by Leonardo Carrano, exhibiting with him at the MAXXI in Rome. In 2017 he presented his short film Adavede at the 32nd International Critics’ Week, subsequently obtaining recognition all over the world. He began developing his first work in 2018, in the context of the Torino Film Lab. This year we find him winner of the Solinas Experimenta Serie Award, while working as a photographer with some of the most important Italian directors. Una sterminata domenica is his debut feature film, in competition in the Orizzonti section of the 80th Venice International Film Festival. Below is the director’s note on the work.
«My generation is a question of language. Telling your reality in 2023 is a tender and overbearing act that involves facing the profound ambiguities, stereotypes and contradictions of the media society in which you grew up. If you live in the countryside, 30 km from one of the oldest cities in the world, you are still inundated with Hollywood films, Japanese pop and anime, mass photography, as well as films by unknown authors, downloaded from remote servers and roughly subtitled. Alex, Brenda and Kevin are nothing more than the dream of a worried teenager who falls asleep with his smartphone in his hand in front of the TV turned on at full volume ;)»
See you this evening at 9.30PM in Sant’Antioco, in the council chamber in Piazzetta Efisio Piria, don’t miss it!