"In the Backward of Time" D, CI, ED: Danilo Torre, IT 2017

Running time: 10'37”

A film inspired by a classic film genre, a city symphony. The title refers to a verse from William Shakespeare's “The Tempest,” which tells the story of wizard Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan. The manipulations of Prospero are reflected in this video with the use of cinematographic tricks. Time shifts, digressions (flashbacks), and visual abstractions describe the development of the city of Milan, shown allegorically in the form of skyscraper constructions. The film seems to seek an answer to a specific question: can we crystalise time with the use of expired film stock?



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