ANIMAZIONI ITALIANE — paola bistrot
16TH MARCH > 10 A.M. I ROOM 3.07
- animated drawing, Scuola di Urbino;
Roberto Catani, Gianluigi Toccafondo, Magda Guidi, Mara Cerri, Virginia Mori, Marco Capellacci
- Mixed techniques, puppets and sculpture, Bologna, Firenze, Parma, Lucca, Pesaro
Stefano Ricci, Alvise Renzini, Virgilio Villoresi, Basmati, Francesco Vecchi, Beatrice Pucci
- Digital Video, the Experimental Center of Turin, Milano, Modena, Venezia
Michele Bernardi, Igor imhoff, Martina Scarpelli, Mauro Carraro
The country’s polycentric landscape results in a diverse, interesting and unique environment. This very Italian characteristic is highlighted by a route where you can browse what is happening in this very particular area of auteur animated film.
And so we start with the classic technique of drawn animation and, therefore, at the Urbino School of the Book We then move to places such as Bologna, Florence and Rome, but also Parma and Pesaro, where we track down productions by authors using pictures, puppets and mixed media, to conclude in the digital sector where the landscape includes the Experimental Centre of Cinematography of Turin and extends to Milan, Modena and Venice.
These divisions should not be interpreted rigidly, but they can be useful in defining such a widespread and diversified panorama not only along technical lines, but in a more subtle aesthetic and thematic manner, seeing as most productions presented are authorial in character.
The selection of filmmakers is connected to the recent release of the fourth “Animations” DVD, curated by Paola Bristot and Andrea Martignoni, the fourth in a series of DVD anthologies began in 2010 that have tried to collect the best animated short films made in Italy, in light of ever increasing attention towards and amount of this type of film on the international level.
From this point of view, the style and quality of the work demonstrates a vitality and excitement that seems interesting to endorse also through a dedicated projection.