They Thought They Saw A Ghost

BFM — 39
BFM — 39
They Thought They Saw A Ghost

Available online from 26 to 28 April on MYmovies.it

Directed by Paolo Patelli, Giulio Squillacciotti, Giuditta VendrameItalian title: Pensavano di aver visto un fantasma [t.l.]
Netherlands, Italy / 2020 / 51 min.
Colour / O.V. / Subtitles: sub. it./en.

Delving into the invisibility of labor under automation, the film offers an entry point to the everyday world of seafarers, the carriers of 90% of the world’s goods. “They Thought They Saw A Ghost”, an immersive observation of time transformed by automated technologies, stages a series of abstractions.

Notes

Paolo Patelli – (Chiari, Italy, 1984) He holds a PhD in Architecture and Urban Studies, he engages with the materialities, scenes and atmospheres at the intersections of space and society, technologies and environments. He is a Fellow at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart. 

Giulio Squillacciotti – (Rome, Italy, 1982) is an artist and filmmaker whose work is oriented mainly on the invention and mutation of traditions.

Giuditta Vendrame – (Maniago, Italy, 1985) is an artist and through her artistic practice she explores the notion of  citizenship, focusing on personhood, space and mobility.

Essential filmography

Paolo Patelli 

They Thought They Saw A Ghost (doc, 2021)

Giulio Squillacciotti

They Thought They Saw A Ghost (doc, 2021)

What has left since we left (short, 2021)

The Dispute (short, 2020)

Scala C, Interno 8 (short, 2017)

Archipelago (doc, 2017)

La Dernière Image (short, 2015)

RMHC 1989/1999 Hardcore a Roma (doc, 2012)


Giuditta Vendrame 

They Thought They Saw A Ghost (doc, 2021) 

BFM 39 list of films

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