Gondwana (Italy)


Riccardo Giacconi
2017, Italy, 29′
World premiere
Compétition Internationale Courts Métrages

A primal scream; is it that of the blue men, that of a monstrous creature, or perhaps that of a changing territory? An hour away from Venice, in the province of Pordenone, lives the only Tuareg community in Italy. Although they are no longer nomadic, they maintain a singular relationship with their origins and the land, passed down and preserved through stories and music in the course of journeys and many movements. Winner of the Grand Prix in the 2015 International Competition at FIDMarseille—Marseille's International Film Festival, Riccardo Giacconi sounds out legends and beings in the particular geography of this region, which is distinctive with its arid landscapes and punctuated by sediment left by three rivers—a setting reminiscent of that in which the Tuareg habitually move. With a title borrowed from the name of a former supercontinent, Gondwana stands against lost worlds, whether inhabited by dinosaurs or by nomads not yet having suffered marginalisation. A primal scream that thus goes hand in hand with the texture and material of a delicately eloquent film.

Emilie Bujès

  • Wednesday 26 April
  • 14:00
  • Thursday 27 April
  • 14:00
Language(s):  Tamasheq, Italian
Subtitles:  English, French
VdR edition:  2017


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