Sit down, turn off your cell phone, close the door. You are about to see something magnificent. Several days ago, I posted a film, Yellow Plastic Raygun, on Vimeo. And today I catch this big fish of a filmmaker from Italy who made a comment about the film and who has made a gorgeous and moving statement about war and destruction. It grabs you and just won’t let you go until it finishes. The use of old images, combined, layered and cut into pieces to form new images and artworks fascinates me when applied to video. This is an example of the art form at its finest.
Fabio Scacchioli made this. He’s made others, but this is the first one I’ve viewed and I’m convinced already. Italy appears to be very healthy in its cinema heart.
The filmmaker has a web site.