Agalma

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Agalma

Agalma

original title:

Agalma

directed by:

cinematography:

editing:

production:

Parallelo 41, Ladoc, with the support of Regione Campania, MANN - Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, Film Commission Regione Campania

country:

Italy

year:

2020

film run:

54'

format:

colour

status:

Ready (23/07/2020)

festivals & awards:

A whirlwind of activity sweeps us into the daily routine at the Archaeological Museum of Naples. Exhibitions are mounted, restoration projects are underway, as visitors from around the world move spellbound from room to room. The beauty of the museum is caught on film - not only its stunning arrangements of classical artworks, but also the close relationships, otherwise invisible, that form within its walls. Agalma (from the Greek word for statue, image) shows the museum as a living thing, and its works are captured in all their materiality and expressive power.

Director's notes:
In the film the archaeological and cinematic perspectives overlap, lingering lovingly on the physiques of the statues and mapping out visions, points of view and new avenues for interpretation. Agalma is the relationship that is created between the artwork and the beholder, who is observed in the course of a ceaseless visual pilgrimage from one museum space to the next, as the ancient world comes alive, quotidian yet ineffable.