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The Obscene Life

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The Obscene Life (La Vita oscena)

The Obscene Life (La Vita oscena)

The Obscene Life (La Vita oscena)

original title:

LA VITA OSCENA

directed by:

screenplay:

Renato De Maria, Aldo Nove from his novel with the same title

cinematography:

set design:

costume design:

production:

Filmvision, supported by MiBACT, Lebowski, Monochrome

country:

Italy

year:

2014

film run:

85'

format:

DCP - colour

release date:

11/06/2015

festival & awards:

Adapted from the eponymous novel by Aldo Nove, the film La vita oscena (The Obscene Life) is a visionary, psychedelic journey. Left alone, after the sudden disintegration of his family, Andrea (Clément Métayer) seeks death but ends up finding life.
He sets off on a mind-blowing journey, speeding along on his skateboard as wild images merge with reality, distor- ting it.Waiting for the end that never comes – and never will. He passes through the visionary fire of dissolution, followed by the gaze of his mother (Isabella Ferrari). Until he finds the deeper meaning of his Obscene Life.

DIRECTOR’S NOTES:
I decided to make a film based on Aldo Nove's autobiographical novel because after reading it I couldn't get the images evoked by this dramatic yet incredibly visionary story out of my head, and I practically had no choice but to make the movie.
I was attracted by the possibility of recounting a kind of pop odyssey to the rhythm of a poetic language capable of creating astounding images. The vulnerable teenage Andrea travels on his skateboard through a colourful, distorted, oneiric world, similar to that of the strip cartoon, which is both poetic and spectacular.
I would not have been able to capture Andrea’s visions without the valuable artistic contribution of the many talented people who worked alongside me, whom I would like to thank.