FESTIVALS AND SCREENINGS
Blickle Kino im 21er Haus des Belvedere Wien
DOK.forum Filmschulfestival München
Traube-Janesc Kultursonntag Südtirol
41 Parallelo Screenings New York
Napoli Film Festival best short documentary
Best Short Documentary at Napoli Film Festival
The lyrical story of a city starts a passionate search of the innocence and fragility of the volcanic creatures, which are daily exposed to the fights, rituals and vices of the metropolis. It is a documentary film as intensive as a spiritual, but never excessive. By alternating fragments that are loaned from video art with others from classically observing documentary films a fiction that is truer than true is created.
Judging panel: Andrea Zanoli (Documentary film producer, collaborator at Lab 80 film and Bergamo Film Meeting), Arturo Lando (Journalist, film critic and associate professor of Sociology) and Gianni Valentino (Journalist and culture producer)
PRESS A paralyzed and statical Naples
A lot has been and will still be spoken from and about Naples in documentary works. Martin Prinoth with his film „Le creature del Vesuvio“– a production of HfbK Hamburg – takes a very special and vigilant look at the city. The young film maker was born in Bozen and lives in Germany. The documentary film from Prinoth consists of carefully chosen pictures and camera angles. It switches between long scenes, landscape shots and crowds and finally a blue screen scene showing two brothers fishing on ocean cliffs. The narration highlights the mentality of people who are formed by criminality, lack of education and a deep religiousness. In other words an archaic Naples connected with its traditions. The film describes a status of immobility affecting everyday life and thereby allowing the local “malavita“(criminality) to act undisturbed. The producer forgoes interviews and journalistic argumentation but instead moves with his camera into the city to capture the sometimes empty and at other times populated rooms, quarters, streets and the ocean.