A voice says “I would like to make you feel nice and comfortable, and to empty your mind of every single thought…” Thus begins the story, with an invitation to make you fall asleep, in a calm, deep, and peaceful rest, while a chaotic landscape, crowded with people, sets up on the screen. The crowd doesn’t seem to have anywhere to go, but they are actually sleeping and they need to dream.
Regia: Gianluca Abbate
Audio: Virginia Eleuteri Serpieri e Giuseppe D’Amato
Voce fuori campo: Jody Smith
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.