Heart of Hunger
DV | 29min | color | 5.1 | 2018
"A film that exorcises the fear of death through the oblique portraits of two mavericks in all their strength and fragility. Laughing, singing, crying, sharing, testing the limits of bodies, in intimacy and friendship. Vitality sets cinema on fire through a baroque and exhilarating collage of crazy images.
A poem of disruption and splendor."
Jury Pardi di Domani 2018
(Pardino d' Argento Award - 71st Locarno Film Festival)
The hunger of the heart, the celebration of the body, both exposed and at the same time hidden, like baroque paintings: guilty, ashamed, or even alienated from our voyeur gaze. A secret which divides the actors and their stage-world from the public who has come to witness it; an episodic narration around the unspeakable; two friends travelling in the same boat playing lustful and sadistic games. The characters in Heart of Hunger may act, feel and experiment, but cannot testify to the relations that determine them. They lose each other, they find each other; the heart is a lonely hunter.
(2019) Lovers Film Festival - Torino, Italy
(2019) Go Short - International Short Film Festival - Nijmegen, Netherlands
(2019) Vilnius International Film Festival - Vilnius, Lithuania
(2019) Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin - Paris, France
(2019) Switch Short Film Festival - Rotterdam, The Netherlands
(2018) Cine Esquema Novo - Porto Alegre, Brazil
(2018) Fringe! Queer Film &Arts Fest - London, United Kingdom
(2018) Absent Without Leave - Rotterdam, Netherlands
(2018) Supermarket Art Fair - Stockholm, Sweden
(2018) 71st Locarno Film Festival (Silver Leopard Award for Short Film) - Locarno, Switzerland