The Cormorants / I Cormorani

Director: Fabio Bobbio

Italy 2016, 88 min.
Language: Italian with English subtitles

28 April   20:30   Kino 1   –   29 April   20:30   Kino 2

Full-time childhood, an alien time in which everything around us is passed through pure bodies and perceptions. One eye and a soul that follow invisible trajectories; only the instinct and the senses reign, along with the imagination. I Cormorani takes us on a transfigured journey into this total reality. The convincing debut of Fabio Bobbio is a successful experiment in meta-cinema. A direct drive trailing the wandering of Matteo and Samuele: two twelve year old boys who live their long, lazy days of summer between nature and civilization. The forest, the river and the mall become another dimension for us who observe them. Their intimacy and complicity transfigures them unaware, in objects, lights, sounds and smells: of life and man, amplifying their objectification in a sublime fashion. Their and our way of being in the world, to find a sense of meaning.

Cast: Samuele Bogni, Matteo Turri, Valentina Padovan
Producers: Fabio Cavenaghi Paolo Cavenaghi Mirko Locatelli Giuditta Tarantelli
Writer: Fabio Bobbio
Cinematography: Stefano Giovannini
Editing: Fabio Bobbio
Sound: Manuel Paradiso, Simone Olivero

2016 — Visions du Réel

Critic Award SNCCI 2016
Best Production AGPCI