Masterclass with Adriano Aprà (Italy)
April 14th and 15th (sat - sun), from 9 to 12 p.m., at Cinema Lumière - Banana Shopping
Developped in 2 sessions, this Masterclass will present a chronological reconstruction of Roberto Rossellini's career, by mencioning his shorts, the war trilogy (La nave bianca, Un pilota ritorna, L'uomo dalla croce), the after war trilogy (Roma città aperta, Paisà, Deutschland im Yahre Null/Germania anno zero), beyond neo-realism towards modernity (from L'amore to Angst/La paura), towards the historical encyclopedia (from India Matri Bhumi to Illibatezza) and the historical encyclopedia (from L'età del ferro to Le Centre Georges Pompidou). Adriano Aprà willalso present the themes and styles of Rossellini: the obsession of war, towards a new realism, the confrontation with the Other, shot/reverse shot vs. sequence shot, animals, the bidimensional shot of the historical films, new technologies and the economy of the shooting, the female/male dialectics e Rossellini's essayistic cinema.
Masterclass with Stephen Broomer (Canada)
April 16th (mon), from 9 to 12 p.m., at Cinema Lumière - Banana Shopping
For nearly a decade now, Stephen Broomer has been hard at work producing a large body of experimental cinema that stands among the most unified, impassioned, and formally challenging in the field of contemporary moving image practice. From a purely aesthetic standpoint, Broomer’s various works have evolved recognizable signatures that will be presented during his masterclass: a free collaboration between film and digital processes; an intensified use of colour, often employing digitally enhanced palettes; an emphasis on gestural filming, multi-image superimpositions, and rhythmic editing, inspired by kindred forms in painting, poetry, and music. Broomer will talk about his approaches art-making with both open curiosity and an insistence on building links with the past, attitudes that extend to his tireless activities as a scholar and preservationist of historical avant-garde cinema.