Italy, 11 min
A woman tells the story of her previous abusive and violent relationship. Her voice blends into an abstract, blocked image, which acts as a breakdown and contains all the im- possibility of representing the state of pain and isolation that her account translates. Vedo Rosso is a poetic and political essay, a radical filmic reflection on a cause more urgent than ever.
A woman tells the story of her abusive and violent past relationship. Her voice is superimposed onto an abstract, blocked image, which acts like a breakdown in the face of the immense wound that her story conveys. Shot in a simple gesture, with a finger in front of the camera forming a red monochrome image on the screen, Vedo Rosso was made during the director Adrian Paci’s first confinement in Italy. While the image very concretely reflects the impossibility for him to shoot new scenes during this period, above anything else it articulates the delicate and difficult task of representing someone else’s pain. The film evolves like a composition between colour and voice, which gradually reveals the complexity of the state of external and internal isolation caused by domestic violence. A poetic and political essay, a radical filmic reflection on a cause that is more urgent than ever. A red screen, bright and vivid, which echoes the eyes of the protagonist when she closes them against the sun, and only light comes in.