Official screening

  • thursday, 8 september 2022
Sala Giardino
by Simone Massi

(2022, Italia, 5')

Powerful, evocative verses by Italian poet Eugenio Montale are the thread that director Simone Massi uses to condense the last hundred years of Italian history into a series of animated videos. Few intense minutes evoke the darkest years, the worst failures, and the comeback of Italian society in a mix of literature and animation that can very well be called video poetry.

Simone Massi

Born in rural Italy, Simone Massi studied animation. His powerful passion for drawing and audio/video art inspired him to find a way to combine the two into one. His first animated movies have been self-produced. Once released internationally, they earned Massi over 200 awards, including the David di Donatello for best short movies thanks to Dell’ammazzare il maiale (2011) (lit. ‘on slaughtering swine’).