A PLACE TO COME (7', Italy, 2011)

 

Screened in Rotterdam and Edinburgh, A PLACE TO COME is a philosophical visual essay which highlights the miraculous power of the camera to transcend reality and offer, thus, unexpected perspectives on the world. An exercise in logic and a sensorial immersion within the natural world, the film puts to test our perception, concerning both cinema and life.

Director: FLATFORM

 

Screenplay: FLATFORM

Cinematography: FLATFORM

Editing: MARCO FORNI, FLATFORM

Sound: ANTONIO GUIDO, FLATFORM

Producer: FLATFORM



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FLATFORM is a group of artists founded in 2007,  based in Milan and Berlin. Their exhibitions and screenings were present in film festivals like Venice IFF, Rotterdam IFF, Tampere IFF, Nouveau Cinema IFF (Montreal, Canada), Indielisboa IFF (Lisbon, Portugal) etc.

 

Rotterdam International Film Festival 2012 / Edinburgh International Film Festival 2012

 

“The fog first appears as an object, as something out there that is separate from us. Then, with time, the object morphs and morphs until it begins to break up and disperse and it changes to a different state of matter altogether, once an object, it is now an atmosphere. And that’s when the fog becomes architecture. (...) The fog makes possible to provide spaces with specific, memorable qualities, spaces that are anything but “neutral”, spaces that are never the same.” (FLATFORM)

 

"If on the visual layer particular everyday situations are displayed (people taking a walk in nature, a tree trunk floating at the sea shore and so on), the sound layer functions en contretemps, anticipating the action. While watching what happens in a shot, a voice-over describes what goes on in the following one. Alternately, the same voice, in a different register, asserts a logical line of reasoning. Using just a fixed camera and perfectly verisimilar optical illusions, the FLATFORM group implies that what we see on screen doesn’t actually exist. Based on the hypothesis that several possible worlds exist, the conclusion of the Italian artists’ sophism is that the probability of existence of any world at all is equal to zero. In an alarming manner, we end up questioning our own existence in the world.” (Andreea Mihalcea, BIEFF 2012)

 

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