by Filippo Ticozzi
Italia, 2020, 51’
Mercoledì 7 ottobre Cinema Méliès ore 15.30
Giovedì 8 ottobre Cinema Zenith ore 19.00 (replica)
Director and Screenplay: Filippo Ticozzi
DoP: Filippo Ticozzi
Editing: Filippo Ticozzi
Music: Johann Sebastian Bach performed by: Cristina Aristofasei e Marco Pentaschi
Producer: Effendemfilm and Noctuary Entertainment
Davide e Lucio live bondage as a discipline, a research, an obsession. Rarely they get out because their home is a kind of universe where they can be themselves, forgetting what expects them outside.
Still-lifes wants to investigate the particular and intense pleasure of being immobilized by one’s own will and playing with this unnatural state on the verge of pain. Becoming a sort of living still-life, even only for few moments: the tied person turns himself into something else, he/she decides to come close to what man secretly longs for: being inanimate, lifeless and therefore eternal, as a stone.
Filippo Ticozzi is a filmmaker. His films have been screened in many festivals (such as Visions du Réel, Torino Film Festival, Mostra del Cinema di Venezia, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Filmmaker Festival, Laceno d’Oro, Festival Internacional de Cine de Monterrey, etc.), winning several prizes (Jury Special Award-Torino Film Festival, Best Mid Length Documentary-Cinéma Verité Iran, Special Jury Prize-Festival du Film de Vendôme, etc.). He teaches Directing at the University of Pavia (Italy).