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BFM — 40
BFM — 40
Some Exercise in Preparation for Independent Life
31 March
Auditorium – Piazza della Libertà
Directed by Priit PärnItalian title: Qualche esercizio in preparazione a una vita indipendente [t.l.]
URSS (Estonia) / 1980 / 9 min.
Colour / O.V.

An adult follows an exactly daily routine while a child transforms himself to everything he sees freely. The child begins to imitate adult behavior in the quest for independence but it eventually becomes clear that the adult world is not as concrete as it appears to be.


«The film is about an encounter between a boy and a man. During the progression of their interaction, and with the intervention of a hand that – through metamorphosis – provokes a merging of the pair, they seem to switch roles by taking over the unmistakable world of the other. The dialectic play between the boy as a free-spirited individual and the man as society’s suppressing bureaucrat and proposing an analogy between the narrative of the animation and the sociopolitical influence on Estonia by the Soviet occupation.»

(Carmen Hannibal, “Metamorphic Identity Over Time: interpreting Priit Pärn’s Some Exercises in Preparation for Independent Life”, journal.animationstudies.org)

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