by Riccardo Giacconi
Italy, 2021, 18', color
Screenplay: Riccardo Giacconi, Andrea Morbio
21:00 Sala Laguna Public, free entrance V.O. ITA sub ENG
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Riccardo Giacconi
Andrea Morbio
Riccardo Giacconi
Attila Faravelli
Massimiliano Borghesi

Silvia Costa
La Compagnia Marionettistica "Carlo Colla & Figli"

Manuela Buono
Slingshot Films

Leonardo Bigazzi
in association with
Lo schermo dell'arte

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The Carlo Colla & Figli Puppet Company is one of the oldest and most famous of its kind in the world, nearly three hundred years old. Its atelier houses more than three thousand puppets, each with a face, a body and specific characteristics which make it unique. In a reverse chronology, Fingerpicking recounts a year spent in the atelier of the Colla Company, following the rituals of a community called upon to accompany the life of anthropomorphic objects. The film is based on a text performed by actress and director Silvia Costa and written by an artificial neural network.



2021 Diteggiatura
2020 Ekphrasis (short)
2019 Piuccheperfetto (doc)
2019 Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (short)
2017 Due (short)
2017 Gondwana (doc)
2014 Entrelazado (doc)
2013 Chi ha lottato con l'angelo
resta fosforescente (short)
2011 In forma lucrurilor care trebuie sa vine
(short, directed with Andrea Morbio, Daniele Zoico)
2010 L'altra faccia della spirale (doc)

"Your feet are bound with white cloths, and your hands are bound behind your back. A mask covers your face, and you are placed on a stage, alone. The film begins with this quote. I chose it for two reasons. First of all, because it is the point of view of a puppet - a non-human being in front of an audience composed of humans. And then because it wasn't written by a human being, but by a machine. More specifically, it was written by a text generator based on an artificial neural network that, starting from a textual input, is able to produce a text of any length, on any topic." [Riccardo Giacconi]

Riccardo Giacconi studied fine arts at the IUAV University of Venice. His work has been exhibited in various institutions, such as Grazer Kunstverein (Graz), ar/ge kunst (Bolzano), MAC (Belfast), FRAC Champagne-Ardenne (Reims), and the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (Turin). His films have made the rounds of leading festivals, including the New York Film Festival, the Venice International Film Critics' Week, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Visions du Réel and FID Marseille, where he won the Grand Prix in the International Competition in 2015.

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