Homage Rä di Martino

The titles selected for Biografilm from the filmography of Ra di Martino (Rome, 1975) focus on the restitution and interpretation of memory through different bodies and voices that investigate both physical and mental places. Able to use an effective spectrum of visual and narrative solutions, Ra di Martino's production juggles tableaux vivants and verbatim, original material and dubbing, reaffirming the creative tradition of Italian cinema in the overlapping of the right sound with the right face so dear to Federico Fellini, among others, who was never reluctant to emphasise its infinite possibilities. In this, cinema and filmmaking in the broadest sense - from creation to production and realisation on the set to the finished work and its subsequent placement, or otherwise, in the collective imagination - are understood by Ra as a complex and at the same time ideal method of investigation to fully explore the relationship between reality and fiction.

Marco Nember

 

100 Piper - Breve storia del Piper di Torino in 100 frammenti

by Rä di Martino (doc, Italy, 2018, 18’)

A short documentary on the historical Piper club, 1966-69 in Turin.

16/06 - 16:00 - Cinema Lumière - Sala Scorsese

 

Authentic News of Invisible Things

by Rä di Martino (fiction, Italy, 2014, 6’)

Two videos shot in Bolzano which, in a short circuit between reality and fiction, rewrite the poetics of 'dummy tanks': while real warfare uses sets, cinema tends to use real tanks instead.

14/06 - 16:00 - Cinema Lumière - Sala Scorsese

 

Copies récentes de paysages anciens / Petite histoire des plateaux abandonnés

by Rä di Martino (doc/fiction, Italy, 2012, 9’)

Near Ouarzazate, abandoned film studios are being used in different ways by two children and their teacher.

16/06 - 16:00 - Cinema Lumière - Sala Scorsese

 

Fuori dai teatri

by Rä di Martino (doc, Italy, 2021, 30’)

Fuori dai Teatri collects the stories and memories of some of the founders of the Centre for Theatre Experimentation and Research in the Tuscan town of Pontedera and has them reinterpreted by actors Lino Musella and Anna Bellato.

15/06 - 16:00 - Cinema Lumière - Sala Scorsese

 

If You See the Object, the Object Sees You

by Rä di Martino (doc, Italy, 2010, 5’)

The documentary came about after seeing Yona Friedman's incredible home-studio in Paris.

16/06 - 16:00 - Cinema Lumière - Sala Scorsese

 

Il giardino che non c'è

by Rä di Martino (doc, Italy/France, 2021, 52’)

Starting with Giorgio Bassani's masterpiece, The Garden of the Finzi-Contini, the documentary reflects on a number of themes: How does something created by a writer, director or artist become real in the collective imagination?

14/06 - 16:00 - Cinema Lumière - Sala Scorsese

 

La camera

by Rä di Martino (doc/fiction, Italy, 2006, 11’)

From the EUR hill, a camera frames two men into the silhouette of a room. They are not actors but real ventriloquists.

15/06 - 16:00 - Cinema Lumière - Sala Scorsese

 

Là dove muore, canta

by Rä di Martino (doc/fiction, Italy, 2022, 16’)

Through a “minorisation” and desecration of Carmelo Bene's work, Di Martino reactivates the remnants of images that were very strong.

15/06 - 16:00 - Cinema Lumière - Sala Scorsese

 

Poor, Poor Jerry

by Rä di Martino (fiction, Italy/ Switzerland, 2017, 7’)

Poor Poor Jerry investigates our collective awareness, overlapping the deeds of an icon of American animated series and the desert landscapes of Lanzarote with pop cinema soundtracks and dialogues.15/06 - 16:00 - Cinema Lumière - Sala Scorsese

15/06 - 16:00 - Cinema Lumière - Sala Scorsese

 

The Show MAS Go On

by Rä di Martino (doc/fiction, Italy, 2014, 30’)

A short experimental documentary on Rome's cult department stores called MAS

16/06 - 16:00 - Cinema Lumière - Sala Scorsese

 

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