by Diego Marcon, Italy 2017, 16'
SCREENPLAY: Diego Marcon   SUOND: Federico Chiari
PHOTOGRAPHY: Pierluigi Laffi   PRODUCER: Beatrice Bulgari
EDITING: Diego Marcon   PRODUCTION: In Between Art Film

Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film
Presented at Lo schermo dell'arte Film Festival 2018
 Young girls lie asleep in the Casa del Fascio, in Terragni, near Como, an important example of 1930s Fascist architecture. A flash illuminates the surrounding space: images appear, the darkness falls again. Disturbing animated CGI figures surround the girls: "presences" intent on mysterious activities, visible only when their images are revealed by the flash. Long darknesses are filled with mysterious sounds: heavy steps, bodies dragged along the ground, dull thuds, echoes booming in halls and corridors. Diego Marcon's new work is a hybrid of structural film and horror, a work that circumscribes a place of ambiguity, promiscuity and pure terror, taking advantage of the place’s alienating modernist aesthetic, and the contrast between 35mm and digital animation formats.
The film’s repetitive structure creates a constantly disappointed sense of expectation, in an atmosphere suspended between alertness and a deliberately unexpressed narrative potential.

Diego Marcon 

Diego Marconi is born in Busto Arsizio, in 1985. He lives and works in Milan. He graduated in film editing at the Scuola Civica di Cinema, Televisione e Nuovi Media of Milan and got a degree in Visual Arts at the IUAV University of Venice. His research focuses on the relation between reality and representation, investigating the ontology of the moving image and itsppossibility to be a tool of knowledge of the real.


Selected Filmography
Il Malatino  2015 
Untitled (All Pigs Must Die)  2014 Interlude (Introducing Dick the Stick)  2013 Por Vous Beaux Yeaux  2011 Litania  2010 Storie di Fantasmi per Adulti 


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