When The Snow Will Melt
Our memories carry out a life cycle parallel to the passing of the seasons: from spring we arrive in autumn, characterized by the strong desire to chase after fragments of life that winter will inevitably take away. This work stands as a hope that not everything will vanish forever into oblivion and that those who leave us make sure that something of them inevitably remains with us.
This short film has been written as a stream of consciousness, the memory’s journey in the past, which consists of discontinuous flashes, is characterized by the elusiveness of our memories and the mistakes we make when we try to remember something. So, the memory’s journey is associated to life’s journey: Spring represents the blooming of our memories, Summer is characterized by indifference and lightheartedness towards the memories we don’t seem to care about at the moment; Autumn as blurring and deterioration of memories and the consequent effort to revoke them, Winter as the end of the life cycle and the disappearing of our memories, but also as a new beginning with the bloom of another Spring. In terms of audio and sound design our memory has been compared to a recorder which is capable of writing our memories into a tape that can be threatened by the deterioration of passing time which will make it unlistenable. That’s why I have built a Max for Live device to degrade sounds and layering them in order to achieve a state of confusion. The short was made from 2017 to 2020. Filming ended in November 2020 not without difficulty. The pandemic has in fact made everything more complicated due to the limited possibility of travel. I personally took care of the whole process, both in terms of audio and video, from production to post production.
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Rameshwaram International Film Festival - February 2021 - India
"Best Experimental Short"
Golden Sparrow International Film Festival - March 2021 - India
"Best Experimental Short"
Screenpower Film Festival - March 2021 - London, UK
"Best Experimental Film"
Boden International Film Festival - March 2021 - Boden, Sweden
Changing Face International Film Festival - March 2021 - Sidney, Australia
Alternating Currents Film Festival - August 20, 21 2021 - Davenport, United States
Stockholm City Film Festival - September 12 2021 - Stockholm, Sweden
East Northeast Film Festival - October 8 2021 - Newburgh, United States
Antefestival - September 10, 11 2021 - Novellara (RE), Italy
Festival del Tempo - September 25 to October 16 2021 - Sermoneta (LT), Italy
GOA Short Film Festival - November 12 2021 - India
Earl's Court Film Festival - November 12 to 19 2021 - London, UK
Bettiah International Film Festival - November 22 2021 - Bettiah, India
Gully IFF - November 30 2021 - Nawada, India
Heart International Italian Film Festival - December 1 2021 - Bologna, Italy
"Honorable Mention: Best Experimental Short"
Intervalli Cinema Festival - February 18 2022 - Padova, Italy
Falvaterra Film Festival - July 29 2022 - Falvaterra (FR), Italy
Emisferi (by Tersite Film) - October 9 2022 - "Casa del Cinema" di Roma, Italy
WeShort - 9 October 2022