We are in Rome. On a hot summer afternoon, in the half-light of
a suburban apartment, a young artist is thinking about a verse
and looking for the right words for a poem. Later, in a techno
music studio, he is looking with a friend for the right tempo for
a piece of music.The music suddenly breaks off, making room
for small views of Rome, a Rome in black and white, timeless.
In this frontier zone, on the outskirts of the silent town, a wood.
We rediscover the protagonists, suddenly metamorphosed into
mysterious hunters. The music then changes to a call, and the
film ends on a last cry: that of a wild boar. The unexpected
meeting of a musician and a wild boar, just like the deliberately
brutal finale of the grunting which increases when the screen
becomes black, give the film a delirious and fabulous character.
Nevertheless, this last cry could become a sound. The missing
sound to finish the piece of music ?
Each instant, the film maker seems to be telling us, can be for
the artist a source of inspiration and each meeting a unique
opportunity. “Nothing happens twice. Thus, we are born without
experience, we will die without familiarity”. These verses by
the Polish poetess Wislava Szymborska, who received the
Nobel prize for literature in 1996, inspired Alessandro Rossetto
for this explosive fragment of a film of only three minutes.
(vg – Translation: abe)