The Sailor

The Sailor


Sound: Emanuele Cicconi
Producer, Co-producer: Giovanni Giaretta (Studio Giovanni Giaretta)
Color: Colour
Language: No dialogue

The margins and horizons of a landscape that perhaps never existed. A story told using the invented language of the Na’vi (created for the film Avatar), in which rhythm and tone create the narration. A semantic vision of the absence of what is present – birthplace, home, solid ground – questions the imagination about the unclear boundary between what is dream, what is possible and what is real.

“I guess that the memory of a look is always indefinite and compromised by details.” G. Giaretta


Italian artist Giovanni Giaretta (1983) studied production and design in Venice and today lives in the Netherlands. His audiovisual work, which has been exhibited in Turin, Amsterdam and Santander, Spain, is focused on the anthropology of everyday life and explores the boundaries between the imagination and the impression of reality. The Ji.hlava IDFF previously showed his fi lms An Inaccurate Distance (2015) and A Thing Among Things (2016).

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GIOVANNI GIARETTA / Schipluidenlaan 12 / Amsterdam / Netherlands / +31 6 45 40 63 23 /
Festival edition: 2017
Sections: Fascinations
Premiere Type: East European Premiere
Exhibition format: Video File
Subtitle languages: English
26.10.2017DKO I 12:00


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