- Best Cinematography Award at the CinéFashion Film Awards 2019, in Beverly Hills.
- Best Art Direction at the Barcelona Fashion Film Festival 2019.
- Best Direction at the Porto Fashion Film Festival 2018
- Best Documentary at the VI International Film Festival Golden Frame in Karkhov. Ucraine 2019.
- Best Film al SHORT CUT Festival in Indija, Serbia 2019.
- Best Film, Best Script, Best Music, Best Performance at the Video poetry Festival Hombres 2019.
- Cefalù film festival 2019
- Marmaris International Short Film Festival (Turchia)
- Tetova International Film Festival, TIFF ODA
- Pop Corn, Festival del Corto
- Athens Fashion Film Festival
- The Chaffey Review Film Festival
- Inshort Film Festival 2019
- SHOWstudio Film Awards, London
- Berlin Commercial 2019
- DPTV Online Film Festival, USA
- JEJU DRONE FILM FESTIVAL, Korea (Best Documentary)
A hair raising profile of a high-wire walker striking a balance between danger and discovery.
Andrea—the subject of directorial duo Yuri Pirondi and Ines von Bonhorst's latest film—is a high-wire walker. Treading far above the ground with a mixture of caution and sure-footed confidence, the expert performer (who also holds a PhD in philosophy) struck the filmmakers not only because of his artistry, but for his patient and insightful view on life.
The resulting film is not simply a dare-devil profile, but a symbolic and dreamlike journey where the wire represents the "timeline of our lives," as Pirondi and von Bonhorst explain. In Andrea's dream, reality and the subconscious merge through his stream of consciousness". This conceptual approach to the hair-raising spectacle also influenced the choice of location—Bagnoregio, where Italian auteur Federico Fellini filmed "his ciruqesque masterpiece La Strada, whose landscapes feel suspended and create a perfect environment for a dream-like imaginary."
Written and Directed by Ines von Bonhorst & Yuri Pirondi
Starring by Andrea Loreni
Powered by Siviglia
Produced by Panottica
Music written and composed by Michael Picknett
Post Production by MAKKINA
Presented by Nowness
Camera Assistant: Jack Galuzzi
Drone Operators: Luca Biagiotti and Andrea Bertelli (Heli VR)
Featuring: Aran Buenno, Thomas Barry-Armstrong and Vitor Lodi Tonolli
Rigging team: Daniele Gili, Marco Fausone, Domenico Conte