Italy 2019 / 9’
After so many generational repetitions and beneath so many layers is a territory to be negotiated beyond each person’s skin, inside: the cavity that echoes the intimate and singular identity of everyone. The voice that populate this film bring us to various spaces in Matera, from tourist agglomerations to the town’s internal spaces (grottes, caves, cisterns, lanes, rooms) and the body’s own unassailable space: pleasure and desire for other bodies that no one can cancel.
Direction: Gianluca Abbate
Poetry: Eduard Escoffet
Sound Design: Eduard Escoffet
Visual Effects and Post Production: Gianluca Abbate
Mix/Timeline studio: Giancarlo Rutigliano
Gianluca Abbate is a director of experimental films. In 2016, he won the Nastro d’Argento for the best animated film and in 2015 the Best Short Film Award at the 32nd Torino Film Festival. In 2020 he was awarded the Efebo d’Oro per i Nuovi Linguaggi by the city of Palermo and the Goethe Film Award at the Zebra Poetry Film Festival in Berlin. His films have been screened at the Ann Arbor festival in the United States, at the MAXXI in Rome, MMOMA – Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow, Museum of Modern Art in Istanbul, MOCA Hiroshima (Museum of Contemporary Art in Hiroshima), Palais de Tokyo in Paris and screened on the ARTE France television channel. He is the author for RAI of the graphic identity of the television programs La TV delle Ragazze and Stati Generali by Serena Dandini. He has taught new technologies of cinema and television at the Civic School of Cinema in Milan, graphic design at the European Institute of Design in Rome and still teaches at the Academy of Fine Arts in Frosinone and at NABA-Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti-Rome.