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SINOSSI
Dopo un incidente d’auto mortale, il superzoom di una macchina fotografica diventa l’occhio del regista che vagabonda per una Roma estiva in cerca della sua amante per un ultimo addio.

NOTE PRODUZIONE
Microcosmo (15”) è un “docu-drama” sperimentale in stile “Lo-Fi” autoprodotto, interamente girato con una Nikon P900 e basato sul suo incredibile superzoom: 85,3 x ottico – 166x digitale.

NOTE REGIA
Nell’estate 2018 sono rimasto impressionato dai tutorial su You Tube della Nikon P900, una macchina di fascia medio-bassa, ma dotata di questo incredibile superzoom in grado di vedere i crateri sulla luna. Non avevo mai visto una cosa del genere, e ho subito pensato di utilizzarla per farne qualcosa. Il giorno dopo ho comprato la macchina e ho iniziato a girare. Ho girato per circa 2 mesi, tra metà luglio e agosto, circa 1TB di materiale. Ho osservato, spiato, la mia città, come in una specie di trance, cercando luoghi e prospettive insolite, studiando la luce. E mi sono guardato dentro, nel mio “micro”, perché nel fattempo stavo rompendo con la mia ragazza, quella nel corto. Ho quindi documentato il momento. Tutto ciò  che è narrato nel corto è autentico. Quelli siamo noi, quelle parole sono le nostre vere parole. Ho cercato di rendere una storia personale, qualcosa di universale. E così quello che è iniziato come un documentario “osservazionale” puro, è diventato anche qualcos’altro, una specie di testamento sull’amore, la morte e il concetto di fede – sotto la volta cosmica. In effetti, uno zoom su questi temi.

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SYNOPSYS
After a deadly car accident, a camera’s superzoom becomes the director’s eye wandering through a summery Rome in search of his lover for a last goodbye.

PRODUCTION NOTES
Microcosmo (15′) is a self-produced “Lo-Fi” experimental docudrama entirely shot with a Nikon P900 and based on its incredible superzoom: 85,3 x optical to 166x Dynamic Fine Zoom, 24 – 2000mm, equiv. 135.

Director TOMMASO FAGIOLI
Editor LUIGI LOMBARDI
Sound ANDREA GUASTADISEGNI

DIRECTOR’S NOTE 
Apart from the fiction of the director’s dead (my death), everything in the short is real. I observed, spied, documented the “macro” of the city and looked into my self, into the “micro” of two individuals, because in the meantime time I was breaking up with my girlfriend, the girl featured in the short, and I documented it. Those words are our real words, those shots, dialogues, and close-up are not staged, they are part of the “document”. So what started as a pure observational shortdoc on humanity roaming through the Eternal City, it became a personal statement about love, death, and the concept of faith – under the cosmic vault.

THE STARTING IDEA
During summer 2018 I got so impressed about Nikon P900’s superzoom tests on YouTube, and I thought: “Ok, this is a new language, a new possibility to see, I want to do something with it.” I bought the camera right away and started shooting. I’ve shot for about 2 months (from mid July to August), aproxx. 1 Tb of material. The short is entirely self-produced, basically the budget was the cost of the camera plus a tripod. The recording tools of today, economically accessible and widespread throughout the world, from mobile phones, to GoPro microcameras, allow us to greatly extend our visual geography and explore new languages. That’s what I tried to do with this work. Microcosmo has been selected for festival distribution by multi-awarded short distribution house Zen Movie: https://www.zenmovie.it/microcosmo

FESTIVALS

  1. (2018) IFF International Film Festival “Message To Man”Saint PetersburgRussian FederationSeptember 17, 2018

    World Premiere

    In Silico (experimental section, in competition)

  2. (2019) Laceno D’oro (oldest Italian short film festival)LacenoItalyDecember 7, 2018

    Final Selection (in competition)

  3. (2019) 3rd Busan Intercity Film Festival BusanKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofMay 31, 2019Beyond City 02
  4. (2019) UNESCO “The Ideal City” ChallengeFabrianoItalyJune 14, 2019

    Microcosmo got a Special Mention in the urban story-telling contest “The Ideal City” promoted by #romecityoffilm with the patronage of the #unescocreativecityFor the jury, chaired by Rome Film Festival Head Programmer Mario Sesti the short deserves special mention:

    For the surprising array of original images captured by a nested eye in unusual and revealing perspective that offer the viewer, through the fantastic apologue of the story, the chance to seize a city as a single whole, endless and fascinating as a planet to discover.

  5. (2019) Sardinia Film FestivalSassariItalyJune 14, 2019

    Video Art/ Experimental (in competition)

    Special Mention

  6. (2019) OpenEye Film Fest MarburgMarburgGermanyJuly 24, 2019

    In competition

  7. (2019) Aquerò – lo spirito del cinemaMilanoItalyNovember 16-24 2019

    In competition

    Special Mention


    Q&A at IFF – ‘Message to Man’ in 2018 in Saint Petersburg