Frame out to dry

BFM — 31
BFM — 31
Mostra dei disegni originali del film L'Alchimista di Andrea Aste, che racconta di un mondo parallelo fatto di marionette di carta che prendono vita e approdano sullo schermo. Un viaggio attraverso 92 chine ad inchiostro rosso e nero su foglio bianco.
08 March30 March
Sala alla Porta Sant’Agostino – Bergamo (Bergamo)

An exhibition of the original drawings for the film L’Alchimista (The Alchemist) by Andrea Aste. Sketches and drawings, character studies and imaginary places with impossible geometries, ideal frames of paper hung to dry to and telling the story of this project.

The exhibition, which collects together the preparatory storyboards of L’Alchimista, a film that premiered at Bergamo Film Meeting 2013, is a journey through 92 red ink and black ink drawings on white paper. The illustrations, all hand-made, tell the story of a parallel world made of paper puppets that come to life and land on the screen.

In this regard, Andrea Aste declared: “The idea of L’Alchimista came to me like all ideas do: suddenly, like lightning, they hit you… L’Alchimista is the evolution of my artistic work. In the last two years I have made exhibitions conceived on the idea of a parallel world, very detailed and with “windows” open on the real world… The transition to video was natural, it allowed me to give another life to my works; first they expressed themselves through the image and the word, and now through movement also”.


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26 March
10 April
An exhibition dedicated to Priit and Olga Pärn, the Estonian directors who are also the protagonists of the 40th edition of Bergamo Film Meeting animation cinema complete retrospective.
07 March
15 March
On the occasion of the re-release of the film in a restored version, Bergamo Film Meeting presents for the first time in Italy an exhibition featuring paintings, drawings and work materials of the first feature film by Jean-François Laguionie, Gwen, le livre de sable.
09 March
17 March
A poet, writer and director considered one of the greatest Italian intellectuals of the twentieth century, Pier Paolo Pasolini will be the protagonist of this festival event consisting of a photo exhibition, a panel discussion and the screening of three restored films
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