Projects. Events.

lunedì 6 dicembre 2010

ARCHIPEL wins the Torino Film Festival



First Prize for Best Shortfilm and the Prize "AVANTI!" (Agenzia Valorizzazione Autori Nuovi Tutti Italiani) for the distribution in the Italian Art&Essai Cinemas.

BEST SHORTFILM (10.000 euro)
Through the evident clarity of thought and structure inherent to documentaries, Archipel portrays a fictional story that can change the often stereotypical perception of what we know as “theaters of war.” Each place of destruction is also perforce a space that is vital, of games, of conversations, even of eroticism. Through the vicissitudes of Abed, Giacomo Abbruzzese describes a world in which each movement takes place in an open-air labyrinth: if it is true that “silence is complicity,” or rather, a way of maintaining the labyrinth, then portraying it may be a way to find the exit. Because, it’s true, “there is nothing extraordinary in the organization of oppression.”
(the jury: Pierpaolo Capovilla, Marzia Migliora, Giorgio Vasta)

PRIZE FOR THE DISTRIBUTION (with 2 more films in other competitions of the Festival)
“For the ability of their respective authors to deal with topics of utmost social urgency, using a filmic language that is committed to research, that is highly expressive and is characterized both by the rigor and the spontaneity of its outlook.”
(the jury: Chiara Boffelli, Maurizio Cau, Fiammetta Girola, Enrico Nosei, Andrea Zanoli)


giovedì 11 novembre 2010

ARCHIPEL @ Torino Film Festival | Italy

 

ARCHIPEL has been selected for the Shortfilm Competition of the 28th Torino Film Festival, Italy. It will be the Italian Premiere.

Screenings:
Thursday December 2th |  22h00 @ Cinema Greenwich 1, Turin, Italy (with the presence of the director)
Friday December 3th | 110h00 @ Cinema Greenwich 1, Turin, Italy
Saturday December 4th | 22h00 @ Cinema Greenwich 1, Turin, Italy

http://www.torinofilmfest.org/index.php?action=detail&id=8889 

mercoledì 3 novembre 2010

in production | FIREWORKS | produced by Le Fresnoy and supported by APULIA FILM COMMISSION


FIREWORKS, the new shortfilm of Giacomo Abbruzzese, is in pre-production. It will be shot in Taranto, South of Italy.

The main role will be played by the Palestinian actor Saleh Bakri. He had his first cinema role in The band's visit (french title La visite de la fanfare, italian title La banda), in Competition for Un Certain Regard at Cannes Film Festival of 2007, which earned him the Ofir Prize (Israeli Oscar) for Best Supporting Actor. Afterward he played the protagonist of Salt of this sea (french title, Le sel de la mer), also in Competition at Cannes Film Festival for Un certain regard 2008. He recently played the leading actor of The time that remains (french title Le temps qu'il reste, italian title Il tempo che ci rimane) of Elia Suleiman, selected for the Main Competition of Cannes Film Festival 2009.

FIREWORKS is a production of Le Fresnoy - Studio National des Arts Contemporains, with the support of Apulia Film Commission.

venerdì 15 ottobre 2010

ARCHIPEL @ 33es Rencontres Henri Langlois | France


Rencontres Henri Langlois 2010 : bande-annonce

ARCHIPEL has been selected for the International Competition of 33th Rencontres Henri Langlois in Poitiers, France.

Screenings:
Saturday December 4th |  22h00 @ TAP théâtre, Poitiers
Friday December 10th | 18h15 @ TAP théâtre, Poitiers (with the presence of the director)


http://www.rihl.org/accueil_us.php

mercoledì 1 settembre 2010

ARCHIPEL | DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT



« The problem isn't that of liberty but of escape ».
(Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guattari, Kafka – Toward a minor literature)

Before starting to shoot the shortfilm, I spent two years in Palestine and Israel, looking for the necessary images to narrate a territory which is extremely fragmented and which is at the same time a unique mythical block, identified with different appellations like Palestine, Israel, Holy Land, depending to the enunciator.
I desired an ordinary story, one of a man who starts moving out of necessity. Abed is bound to constantly search for points of entrance and exit, until he gets lost in a territory which he doesn't recognize anymore, in constant mutation until becoming totally unknown. Denying the current political partition of the territory (Palestinian Territories and Israel are never mentioned, neither in dialogues nor in the titles), ARCHIPEL displays the constrictions, the difficulties of a mysterious journey, rejecting the use of the spectacular. There is nothing extraordinary in the organization of the oppression.
Stories grow out of places and the people living in them. The environment and the characters come even before the events. And if I take a person to an other place, which is unknown to him, a story is already happening. For the look that the person will have on things, for the interaction with people or possible encounters with other languages. These are two lessons of the Italian neorealism that are particularly dear to me. As well as the French new wave capacity to transform neorealist walks into escapes. ARCHIPEL looks for a cinema of forbidden passages, impossible walks and inevitable escapes.

GA

venerdì 4 giugno 2010

Preview | ARCHIPEL | 4.6.2010 | Panorama12@LeFresnoy | Tourcoing | France



SYNOPSIS Abed enters Israel illegaly by passing under the Wall, through the sewers. He works in a restaurant in the West of Jerusalem. On his day off, Abed decides to go home with a mysterious white box. It is the beginning of a long journey.

ARCHIPEL (eng. title ARCHIPELAGO)
production: Le Fresnoy, Yellow Dawn Production
format: HD
lenght: 23min.
languages: arab, hebrew
subtitles: english, french, italian

available for screening: HDCAM and all video format



written and directed by GIACOMO ABBRUZZESE


with ABDEL RAZAQ ABU MEIZER   RIYAD DEIS   YANIV LACHMAN   ADI GILAT   MANAR HARB assistant director, screenplay collaborator NATACHA MATHY  cinematographer BLAISE BASDEVANT sound engineer NICOLAS VERHAEGHE sound designer ALESSANDRO ALTAVILLA assistant camera WALEED HAMDAN gaffer DIAA JUBEH location manager YANIV LACHMAN script, props MALU ZAYON editor GIACOMO ABBRUZZESE sound editor, mixer SIMON APOSTOLOU colorist BAPTISTE EVRARD a production of LE FRESNOY director ALAIN FLEISCHER cinema coordinator FRÉDÉRIC PAPON with the coproduction of YELLOW DAWN coproducteur EHAB ASSAL with the support of FRENCH CONSULATE IN JERUSALEM   DE.MO./MOVIN'UP   DAR AL KALIMA COLLEGE   AQTV

 

http://www.panorama12.net/#/artwork26

 

for distribution and sales: ntrebik@lefresnoy.net 

lunedì 31 maggio 2010

Passing | 2007 | trailer



SYNOPSIS A girl, leaning against the wall, seems to wait for someone. Julien/Pierrot, leaving a movie theatre, wanders around a hardly recognizable Bologna. Between life and film, walking through visual spaces and soundscapes, the characters touch, lose, find again, and chase each other, making indistinguishable bodies and ghosts.

PASSING
production KINOGLAZ01   ARANCIA FILM
year 2007   lenght 17min   format DV  aspect ratio 4:3
languages: italian, french  subtitles: italian, french, english
available for screenings: Betacam, mini-DV, dvd

written and directed by GIACOMO ABBRUZZESE

with JULIEN ANSELMINO   AGATHE PHILIPPE   MORENA PRATI
cinematography GIACOMO ABBRUZZESE   MICHELE GATTUSO  
original music ALESSANDRO ALTAVILLA   AGATHE PHILIPPE   LORENZO TUCCIO 
sound ALESSANDRO ALTAVILLA
editing GIACOMO ABBRUZZESE 
assistant director LUCIANO ATTINA
script ELISA MARIA FERRARI

Selected at Les rencontres du cinéma italien (Grenoble, France, 2007), Officinema Festival (Bologna, Italy, 2009), Vicoli Corti (Massafra, Italy, 2010). Screened at D(igital)-Day and Visioni Itineranti (Bologna, Italy, 2007), Free Image Festival (Grosseto, Italy, 2008), Short Film Corner at Cannes Film Festival (Cannes, France, 2008).

for distribution and sales: giacomo_ab@yahoo.it

mercoledì 12 maggio 2010

Droga Party | 2006 | trailer


SYNOPSIS Three guys are enclosed in a bunker, a foreigner walk in a empty Turin, a girl wake up alone. Droga Party is a dream without only one dreamer, collective, where the histories run on parallels tracks, linked by tenuous signs.

DROGA PARTY
production KINOGLAZ01   
year 2006   lenght 19min   format DV   aspect ratio 16:9
languages: italian, french   subtitles: italian, french, english
available for screenings: Betacam, mini-DV, dvd

written and directed by GIACOMO ABBRUZZESE

with JULIEN ANSELMINO   GAETANO VELLA   LUCA FARINELLI  GIANLUCA FARINETTI   AGATHE PHILIPPE
cinematographer GIACOMO ABBRUZZESE   PIETRO BELLORINI  
sound and music ALESSANDRO ALTAVILLA
editing GIACOMO ABBRUZZESE   FRANCESCO CHIATANTE
script ELISA MARIA FERRARI


Selected at Bologna Visionaria (Bologna, Italy, 2007), Pre.cursori (Taranto, Italy, 2007), Facoltà creativa (Siena, Italy, 2007). Screening at the Milano Film Festival (Milan, Italy, 2006), D(igital)-Day (Bologna, Italy, 2006), Dams Film Festival (Rome, Italy, 2007), Cantiere Maggese (Taranto, Italy, 2010).

for distribution and sales: giacomo_ab@yahoo.it