Le Mani Sulle Nuvole

Massimiliano Battistella
Mar 26 - Apr 2, 2022
11:00 AM


This is the story of a sculptor and dreamer, and of her papier-mâché statue that is animated and comes to life in a long, oneiric sunset … Her hands shape the material in contact with the primordial elements. These hands give form to a life and history of sensuality and irony, play, and the unsaid… matter is lost in the complicity of gazes: the artist and the work are laid bare, as is their ambivalent relationship of love and continuous seeking. In this game of mirrors, dream and reality fuse together in a lyrical world that frames the love story without end of one who creates and of one who is created. And in the inspiration of sculpture, the emotion of the shape and beauty of art comes back to life. Photos © Massimiliano Battistella

International Short Film Competition of the DAN.CIN.FEST 2022
Massimiliano BattistellaDirector and Scripter
Elettra MallabyDancer
Luca PuzioDancer
Federico PascucciOriginal Music
Alberto MarchioriDOP
Giampiero CivicoVideo Editor
Imma AmatoArt Direction
Rudy CampanellArt Direction
Gianluca CarrozzaCostumes
Maria Lucia RinaldiMake-Up Artist
Silvia CastellucciHair Stylist
Francesco MuranoSound
Riccardo MarsanaSound Designer
Federico TummoloMixage
Leonardo SiniscalcoVideo Colorist
Marco Della TorreExecutive producer


DAN.CIN.LAB is an artistic platform created by STÉLA non-profit organization, engaged in the creation, production, commissioning and distribution of projects combining dance and image around societal issues. DAN.CIN.LAB now gathers 4 activities developed around strong skills: DAN.CIN.FEST (formerly DESARTS//DESCINES Festival), 
DAN.CIN.PROD. DAN.CIN.LAB is also co-founder of Studiotrade and the Mediterranean Screendance Network. In 2019, DAN.CIN.LAB launches mAPs – migrating Artists Project with 4 European partners [ Coorpi – Italy, Tanzrauschen e.V. – Germany, Malakta Films – Finland and MØZ – Greece ] for the development of an innovative creation process aiming for a collection of 5 dance films about Power, with the support of the Creative Europe programme. **Photo ©Sonia Clarke in Traverse by Marlene Millar and Sandy Silva. Photo by Marie M.**

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Supported by: Mokapakino, ArimVideo, Artificio, Artex Film

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