ALBE – A Life Beyond Earth.
Film-documentary, Italy, 80′, 2018.
Produced by ELISA FUKSAS TOMMASO FAGIOLI
With RING FILM MATRIOSKA FILM K48 TANGRAM RAI CINEMA
International Sales FANDANGO
Script TOMMASO FAGIOLI ELISA FUKSAS
Dop EMANUELE ZARLENGA
Assistant director MARCELLO CALVESI
Music RICCARDO AMORESE
Editor MARCO SIGNORETTI
“Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.” ― Arthur C. Clarke
A group of people from Rome and surroundings share experiences of contactism, ufology and cosmic spirituality. They are preparing for a special event, a “skywatching” that will see them gathered together to salute the “cosmic siblings” who are expected to manifest. Will they show? In a counterpoint, the director explores similar themes by meeting priests, scientists, astrophysicists, and Carlo, a special “ET”.
ALBE has started as an independent project exclusively fueled by a passion shared by Elisa and I for the outer space and the irrepressible desire for escape and knowledge that arouses. Space as a boundless, mysterious, obscure place – perhaps inhabited by other forms of intelligent life – where profoundly terrestrial themes are relaunched on a cosmic scale. Given the existing filmography on the subject and the vastness of the material available online, we looked for real stories that could tell these themes in a truly original way. Eventually ALBE turned out to be a choral research of sidereal tension revolving around the question: “Are we alone in the Universe?”. The protagonists’ names, experiences and events are all authentic. The result is an original mise-en-scène of reality.
NOTE : Read The “Alien” as allegory of “Deus Absconditus” to know more about the concept behind the film.