PROJECTION

MARIA GIOVANNA CICCIARI, OR NATURE AT HÖLDERLIN

WEDNESDAY 26 APRIL 2017, AT 19H30

SCREENING PROPOSED BY CHARLÈNE DINHUT AND BENOÎT HICKÉ
Hyperion (Italy, 40 ′, 2014), Atlante 1783 (Italy, 20 ′, 2016)
French premieres, in the presence of the director.

This screening is dedicated to the young Italian filmmaker Maria Giovanna Cicciari and presents her last two films, trembling, delicate, which question an idealized, projected, devastating, eternal nature. The film Hyperion is inspired by the eponymous work of Friedrich Hölderlin: the poet describes Greece without ever having been there, a fantasized Greece, country of redemption and presences, but also cradle of an inaugural and mythical nature Shot in 16mm, Maria Giovanna Cicciari's film is a journey through the images of this country, both ancient and contemporary. Realized in the first hours of the economic crisis, the utopian vision of the country takes on the value of a refuge to face the catastrophe.

The film Atlas 1783 mixes images of maps, historical engravings, images of today, to investigate a natural disaster that occurred at the end of the XNUMXth century: a large part of Calabria, in southern Italy, had been struck by a terrible earthquake. Scars on the mountainside, village ruins taken over by nature, fantasies and beliefs, the filmmaker's camera unfolds time. The image is dense, thick, elegant.

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