Trilogia Trascendenze – Challenge Yourself

REVIEW/NATION
by Sandra Kuznetsova
20.05.2021
This year, as part of the N. I. C. E (New Italian Cinema Events) festival, an experimental film by Egidio Carbone Lucifero Trilogia Trascendenze was presented. It consists of three short films, each with its own goals. However, they all are focused on exploring the possibilities and features of editing to a greater extent than on coherent plot.
The first is Guado. L'essere ribelle ("Guado. Rebellion",2014). Arthouse as it is, but in a general sense – a story about liberation with a fair amount of satire. Despite the fact that the film was shot in 2014, it does not lose its relevance of incriminating ridicule of politicians, police officers and, in general, modern Italians.
The second one is Caligo (2016). Technically, this film is the clearest of all presented, even though it explores the relationship between space and time. It consists of three so-called "Flickers." Starting with a kaleidoscope — in which little can be made out, the speed of voice-over speech, the frequency of frame changes and their duration gradually decreases, until you get a strange, but generally an understandable story. The main thing is to try to listen to the voice-over.
The third film is Il mistero di nylon ("The Secret of Nylon") (2021). It explores the overlapping of images, the duality and the simultaneity of images. Without words, without a plot as such — it is a real rest for eyes and mind after the first two short films.
The visual series and the voice-over text seem to be conditional, meaningless and non-related to any of the films in any way. But individually, they have some meaning. I think this is also a subject for the research – how much visuality and text can differ in order to be assimilated by the viewer. The film is clearly not for everyone, though anyone can try to watch it. Do you want to challenge yourself? Then go ahead.
 
Trilogia Trascendenze – Challenge Yourself
REVIEW/NATION
by Sandra Kuznetsova
20.05.2021
This year, as part of the N. I. C. E (New Italian Cinema Events) festival, an experimental film by Egidio Carbone Lucifero Trilogia Trascendenze was presented. It consists of three short films, each with its own goals. However, they all are focused on exploring the possibilities and features of editing to a greater extent than on coherent plot.
The first is Guado. L'essere ribelle ("Guado. Rebellion", 2014). Arthouse as it is, but in a general sense – a story about liberation with a fair amount of satire. Despite the fact that the film was shot in 2014, it does not lose its relevance of incriminating ridicule of politicians, police officers and, in general, modern Italians.
The second one is Caligo (2016). Technically, this film is the clearest of all presented, even though it explores the relationship between space and time. It consists of three so-called "Flickers." Starting with a kaleidoscope — in which little can be made out, the speed of voice-over speech, the frequency of frame changes and their duration gradually decreases, until you get a strange, but generally an understandable story. The main thing is to try to listen to the voice-over.
The third film is Il mistero di nylon ("The Secret of Nylon") (2021). It explores the overlapping of images, the duality and the simultaneity of images. Without words, without a plot as such — it is a real rest for eyes and mind after the first two short films.
The visual series and the voice-over text seem to be conditional, meaningless and non-related to any of the films in any way. But individually, they have some meaning. I think this is also a subject for the research – how much visuality and text can differ in order to be assimilated by the viewer. The film is clearly not for everyone, though anyone can try to watch it. Do you want to challenge yourself? Then go ahead.
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