Venetian Nights


by Antonello Matarazzo
Italy, 2022, 63', color
screenplay: Bruno Di Marino, Pablo Echaurren, Antonello Matarazzo
05 September 21:30 - Sala Laguna
Public, free entrance
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05 September 22:00 -
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Antonello Matarazzo
Antonello Matarazzo
Rocco De Rosa
Canio Loguercio

Pablo Echaurren,
Bruno Di Marino
Giuliano Sacco

Martha Festa
Mario Tozzi
Giorgio Manzi

Eskimo produzioni
Antonello Matarazzo
in collaboration with
Dario Formisano
with support of
Fondazione Echaurren-Salaris

Eskimo produzioni

Antonello Matarazzo

What would have happened if the Neanderthals had prevailed over Homo Sapiens? How would our species have evolved? How does art relate to evolution, and why in the world does evolution behave like a bricoleur? Last of all, just what does Marcel Duchamp have to do with all of this? This film is neither a documentary nor a portrait of the artist Pablo Echaurren; it’s a kaleidoscopic meditation on our past, present and future.

2022 Pablo di Neanderthal (doc)
2021 Flumina (short)
2021 Dolorem Ipsum (short)
2020 Tres Pasos (short)
2020 W l’Italia Libera (short)
2020 The Watchmaker (short)
2019 Keep it real! (short)
2018 Le primavere POP di Cesare Tacchi (doc)
2017 Lasciata (short)
2017 Comme un Miroir (short)
2016 Happy Endings (short)
2014 Your Body is Your Buddha (short)
2012 Folias para 5 (short)
2012 80 Kg. In mortem Johann Fatzer (short)
2011 Video su Carta (doc)
2009 Latta e café (doc)
2008 Come Api e Fiori (doc)
2008 Peopleconnection (short)
2008 2 Novembre (short)
2007 4B movie (short)
2007 Luna Zero (short)
2007 tribal TRIBAL (short)
2007 Piera e gli assassini (short)
2006 9 06 83 (short)
2006 Interferenze (doc)
2005 En plain air (short)
2004 Apice (short)
2004 A Sua immagine (short)
2004 Miserere (short)
2003 Warh (short)
2003/2014 La Camera Chiara (short)
2002 Astrolìte (short)
2001 Mi chiamo Sabino (short)
2001 Le cose vere (short)
2000 Dance purge (short)
2000 The Fable (short)

“What I knew about Pablo Echaurren was mostly his work as an illustrator in the 1970s. I well remember the liberating effect of looking at his cartoons, like the one on the cover of Porci con le ali. When I went to see Pablo recently, I was quite curious about the odd assortment of prehistoric artefacts on display in his studio. We talked at length about this new passion of his and the way it represents a conceptual investigation of his own origins. We spoke with the leading experts in the field, like Mario Tozzi and Giorgio Manzi. This is how Pablo di Neanderthal – arte, evoluzione e bricolage came to be.”

Antonello Matarazzo is a painter, filmmaker and video artist. Since 1990 he has probed the potential of the visual arts and today he stands as an exponent of Medialism, the recent movement integrating various art forms (photography, painting, videos, etc.). Ever since his very first short, The Fable (2000), Matarazzo’s videos have made the rounds of numerous Italian and international film festivals, such as the Venice Film Festival, Cinéma Méditerranéen Montpellier, Clermont-Ferrand, Torino Film Festival, the Festival du Film sur l’Art de Montréal, the Festival des Cinémas Différents de Paris, InVideo, and Locarno. Retrospectives have been devoted to Matarazzo by the Festival of New Cinema in Pesaro, the Mar del Plata Festival, and the Festival Signes de Nuit in Paris, among others. In 2019, the Italian Institute of Culture in Tirana hosted an exhibition of his work at the Galeria Kombëtare e Kosovës / The National Gallery of Kosovo in Pristina. In 2009, Matarazzo co-founded the Flussi Media Arts Festival, for which he curates showcases of video art. He has also directed music videos and art documentaries.