Italy 2017 / 8’
Year 2017, a city, a square, a day, the first of May, Labour Day, a music festival, guys dancing and singing together, eating pizza, hamburger, cocacola and alcohol, red flags and religious statues hovering in the sky, smartphones lighting up around. At this point everything seems like to fall into a colorful maelstrom of emotional experience. Is it the end of the world? Or is it the beginning of a New World?
Regia: Gianluca Abbate e Virginia Eleuteri Serpieri
Audio: Concrete Bridge
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.