11/15/2021 05:00 pm – Caligari FilmBühne
Italy 2021 90 min Italian original version with German and English subtitles
by Yuri Ancarani
Script: Yuri Ancarani, DoP: Yuri Ancarani, Editor: Yuri Ancarani, Production: Dugong Films with Rai Cinema, Luxbox, Producer: Marco Alessi, Marta Tagliavia, Hédi Zardi, Fiorella Moretti, Cast: Daniele Barison, Maila Dabalà, Bianka Berenyi
In hypnotic images of a summer that refuses to end, ATLANTIDE tells the story of a masculine rite of passage. Outsider Daniele lives on an island on the edge of the Venetian Lagoon, where he dreams of owning an ultrafast motor boat, to show the boys his age who’s boss. Alas, everything he attempts in order to realise his dream and gain respect from the others proves tragically counterproductive. The decline that erodes the relationships, environment and habits of a rootless generation is observed from the timeless perspective of the Venetian landscape and its island outskirts: the point of no return is a foolish, vestigial tale of male initiation.
“Lowkey yet thrilling ATLANTIDE is a colourful subtle crime story that gradually turns more sinister driven forward by Mirco Mencacci’s majestic score in the closing stages, keeping us guessing until the final frame.” (https://filmuforia.com)
Yuri Ancarani, born in 1972, is an Italian video artist and director. His works come from a continuous mingling of documentary, cinema and art. With his film THE CHALLENGE he won the Special Jury Prize at Locarno in 2016 and in the same year was mentioned in the “New York Times” among the “Nine new directors you need to watch”. His works have been shown at numerous international museums and exhibitions, such as Venice Biennale and Solomon Guggenheim Museum in New York – and at several film festivals, among others in Locarno, Rotterdam, Vienna, Toronto and Venice.
Filmography (selection): 2010 IL CAPO, 2011 PIATAFORMA LUNA, 2012 DA VINCI, 2013 RICORDI PER MODERNI, 2014 SÉANCE, 2016 THE CHALLENGE, 2017 WHIPPING ZOMBIE, 2018 SAN VITTORE, 2021 ATLANTIDE
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