Controfigura
by Ra Di Martino, Italy, France, Switzerland, Marocco 2017, 74'
WITH: Corrado Sassi, Filippo Timi, Valeria Golino, Nadia KoundaYounès Bouab
MUSIC: Albergo Intergalattico Spaziale, 

Telaio Magnetico 

SCREENPLAY: Rä Di Martino, Marco Alessi   PRODUCERS: Marco Alessi,  Di Martino, 

 

Federica Maria Bianchi, Beatrice Bulgari, Federica Illuminati, Karim Aitouna 

PHOTOGRAPHY: Gian Claudio Giacomini, 

Giulio SquillacciottiHasnae el Ouraga 

  PRODUCTION: Dugong FilmsSnaporazverein, 

In Between Art Film, Produzioni Illuminati, 

Haut Les Mains Production 

EDITING: Giogiò Franchini, Benedetta Marchiori   

DISTRIBUTION: Sling Shot Films


Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film
Presented at Lo Schermo dell'arte 2017 
A small film troupe explores Marrakech and its surrounding area for swimming pools: locations suitable for a remake of Frank Perry’s 1968 film, The Swimmer. Starring Burt Lancaster, set in Connecticut, the original film is the story of a man who crosses the State from one 
pool to another to get home.
In this film, Corrado, the stand-in used to test the shots, runs through the city and swims in the pools of marvelous private homes. Corrado wants to be more than a mere stand-in, however. He feels he is a true actor, and wants to prove he’s up to playing the lead role. As his personal challenge unfolds, actors and crew work amid doubts and tensions. The behind-the-scenes documentary is intermingled with fiction, and it’s hard to tell which is which. Filippo Timi interprets Burt Lancaster’s role in the original film; Valeria Golino plays Janice Rule’s part. 

Rä Di Martino 
Nata a Roma nel 1975, ha studiato al Chelsea College of Arts e alla Slade School of Fine Art di Londra prima di trasferirsi a New York dal 2005 al 2010. Ha esposto in Italia e all’estero in istituzioni quali la Tate Modern, il MoMA PS1, Palazzo Grassi, la GAM e Fondazione Sandretto Rebaudengo a Torino, il MACRO e il MAXXI a Roma, Museion a Bolzano, l’MCA a Chicago, l’Hangar Bicocca e il PAC a Milano. Ha partecipato a festival internazionali quali Locarno, VIPER Basel, Transmediale.04, New York Underground Film Festival, Kasseler Dokfest, e Torino Film Festival, e ha partecipato al Festival Internazionale del Cinema di Venezia vincendo nel 2014 il Premio SIAE, il premio Gillo Pontecorvo e una menzione speciale dei Nastri d’Argento con il film The Show Mas Go On

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