ITALY 51 MIN, 2020
Davide and Lucio live bondage as a discipline, a research, an obsession. Rarely they get out because their home is a kind of universe where they can be themselves, forgetting what expects them outside.
Documentary filmmaker. His films have been screened in such festivals as Visions du Réel, Torino Film Festival, Mostra del Cinema di Venezia, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Laceno d’Oro, Festival Internacional de Cine de Monterrey, etc., winning several prizes: Jury Special Award-Torino Film Festival, Best Mid Length Documentary-Cinéma Verité Iran, Special Jury Prize-Festival du Film de Vendôme and others. He teaches Directing at the University of Pavia. Author of films Inseguire il vento (2014), Moo Ya (2016), Johnny (2017), The secret sharer (2017).
Still-lifes wants to investigate the particular and intense pleasure of being immobilized by one’s own will and playing with this unnatural state on the verge of pain. Becoming a sort of living still-life, even only for few moments: the tied person turns himself into something else, he/she decides to come close to what man secretly longs for: being inanimate, lifeless and therefore eternal, as a stone.
- Bergamo Film Meeting
Dok Therapy 2020