Fondazione Antonio Ratti

Francesca Archibugi

The Ozu Complex

10 July 1999
Spazio Culturale Antonio Ratti

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Film director Francesca Archibugi retraces her career and talks about her relationship with the stories and the characters of her cinema, whose origin could be found in an (apparently) intractable tension between the impulse of literary creation and a documentary and cinematographic tendance, which foreseeks realism. Of particular interest is the “Ozu Complex”, that is a certain difficulty in stopping using 50 and 35 lens, which adhere to the human eye and bring the narrator to disappear within the story: a reluctance to abandon that truthfulness for which the japanese director is a master, and that Archibugi could only overcome with A occhi chiusi (1994).

Francesca Archibugi (b. in Rome, 1960) is an italian film director, actress and screenwriter. Graduated at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia of Rome, she won several awards, among them two Nastri d’argento, variou David di Donatello and the Jean Rouch Award. Among her films: Mignon è partita (1988); Verso sera (1990); Con gli occhi chiusi (1994); L’albero delle pere (1998) e Il nome del figlio (2015).

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