ENDLESS (short film 3min.)
It is the story of a stone which passes from one hand to another touching the people who hold it for instants. It is the touching of human beings who may or may not meet each other.
MUSIC by STEFANO LAUDADIO
Endless is an experimental film, or an experiment with exasperated and emotional images. Black and white with touches of colour.
The short was made for a competition run by ATALANTA FILM and the SENTIERI SELVAGGI film school in Rome to mark the occasion of the release of Angelo Orlando’s film SFIORARSI, but it wasn't choose.
Juliane Reinert Biasi (Merano 1962)
Artist, photographer and documentarist, she has a diploma from the Art School of Trento and a degree in languages and geo-anthropology. She has attended the Holden Torino Circus School itinerant cinema and script writing courses with Angelo Orlando. She is self-employed and her work always follows the theme of man and his relationship with the environment. She has a long experience of excursions in the Alps and the Himalayas and has travelled extensively in Eastern Europe, Russia, Asia and Africa making television documentaries. Her agency, Kuraj, collaborates with Rai and Mediaset. In 2007 she won the award Solidarity at the Trento Film Festival for the film “Lezione di fine anno”.
About ENDLESS by Juliane Biasi Hendel
During a lesson of the itinerant film writing course our teacher, Angelo Orlando, informed us of the possibility of participating in a short film competition - held by Atalante films and the Sentieri Selvaggi cinema school – to mark the occasion of the release of his film “Sfiorarsi” with Valentina Carnelutti.
Endless was therefore born as an experimental short film which expressed in three minutes the concept of the full-length “Sfiorarsi”, following the theme of the difficulty of meeting someone and the ease of losing them … “each person is too taken up with their own dramas, affections, little and big commitments to take notice of the other person”.. “There are many opportunities for meeting, but perhaps they are not enough for a person who is unable to let their gaze rest, even for an instant, on the person who could maybe be the one, the incarnation of their most intimate dream..(from the synopsis of the film Sfiorarsi by A. Orlando).., but it is also based on an actual love affair I had experienced and which I had already represented in a work of art: “sasso che cade nell’acqua” (stone falling into water). The meeting of the stone and the water creates an emotional explosion, symbolising the fact that together two people can create extraordinary things.
When the relationship was over I found myself half dead, but the concept of love as a universal essence remained intact.
In Endless the stone becomes a symbol of this universal essence which needs to continue to dance. A journey hand in hand which brings with it the idea of the possible, and of daring again.
The hands are those of human beings who move like the strangers that we meet on the street and of whom we look at only a piece: a shoe, a trouser leg, a ring on a finger … anonymous people who brush past each other, maybe never meeting.
The essence remains in progressing towards something which never arrives, in a sort of never-ending spiral where the characters deliberately decide where to throw or to leave the stone, and it is in this way that the context changes.
The short film is an experiment which covers the theories outlined by Angelo Orlando during the period of the film writing course, from the birth of an idea to the storyboard – here realised with photographs – and which combines my experience with the concepts of universality.
The video is used here as a means of hiding every identity, every active participation or dialogue, hiding the face of anyone who doesn’t want to be or in reality doesn’t want to be here.
Maybe it is a hymn about meeting, about looking at each other, and about going a step further than just brushing past each other
And about fleeing from the ultimate sense of life.
My research wants to go beyond the confines imposed by the rules of the world. It wants to go into that dimension of uncertainty common to all human beings.
It is an attempt to conjugate life and artistic fiction.
The video, artistically enhanced with multi-medial touches, becomes a pretext for merging fiction and documentary into one.
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