Short films: Leibniz’s monads, Bohr’s atoms, valence electrons between image and action. They are infinitesimal particles of cinematic narrative, tiny lenses overlooking the boundary between real and probable, aimed at inspecting, in a short section, both the microcosm and macrocosm surrounding them. They know how to expand time and how to narrow it down, giving due weight to each moment in their structure, and always complying to the main rule: use no more than a pound of sequence and do not shed any drop of the film-script.
Like spaceships, ready to explore multiple dimensions, worlds, and possibilities, competing short films at Laceno D’Oro, in the section “Gli occhi sulla città”, invite you on a journey to rediscover past and memories – Simone Est Partie, Sbadigli, SOLITUDO, Rivolta E Malinconia and Mille Cipressi – and to look into the future universe and opportunities – Piazzale D’Italia, Russian Doll and Neon Phantom – while playing with the doubling of time and its stillness – I Want To Breathe Sweet Air, The Disappearance Of Tom R., Continuity Of Grace, Aqueducts and 2061. So these movies dive into external and foreign spaces, in places we do not know – When I Dance The World Trembles, Sound Of The Night, In Campania, In The Winter and Time Crevasse – then they resurface into the inner world – A Dog You Are, Safe, Gas Station, Nuit De Chine and Frozen Out – to finally land in a place we all wish to have left behind, the pandemic lockdown – The Fabric and Passages – without forgetting some consideration following the end of the curfew – A Man Falling.
These twenty-five spaceships are ready for launch, just waiting for their passengers. Laceno D’Oro wishes you a pleasant journey.