In Memory Of

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In Memory Of

original title:

In Memory Of

directed by:

cast:

Enrico Tosi

cinematography:

editing:

music:

Enrico Tosi

producer:

country:

Italy

year:

2022

film run:

5'53"

format:

colour

status:

Ready (16/03/2022)

festivals & awards:

  • Ribalta Experimental Film Festival 2022: Official Competition
  • Filmfest Bremen 2022: Innovation Competition
  • Kino Otok 2022
  • Minikino Film Week 2022
  • Ibrida - Festival delle Arti Intermediali 2022
  • MalatestaShort Film Festival 2022: Experimental Competition
  • Tehran International Short Film Festival 2022: International Competition
  • Magma - Mostra di cinema breve 2022: Eksperimenta
  • Amarcort Film Festival 2022: Fulgor
  • Videoformes 2023
  • Videoformes 2023: Honorable Mention of the Jury
  • Magmart International Videoart Festival 2023

How does a fading memory look like? A forgotten person faces the material disappearance of what it passed. Oblivion gradually consumes everything, destroying every possible illusion of eternity. In memory of those who no longer exist, neither as a face, nor in our memories, nor in a short film.

DIRECTOR’S NOTES:
Going around flea markets, it is easy to find old photos. These often represent our last testimony of time on Earth, but nevertheless they are sold at very low prices with no sentimental value. Through ‘In Memory Of’ I wanted to deal precisely with this emotional ambiguity related to oblivion. I was fascinated by the ironic contrast that firmly links importance and irrelevance of a memory. When our very last photo disappears, it is like we physically never existed.
Based on this perspective, also my short film could be forgotten, destroyed or lost in time. For this reason, I wanted to study a process of breakdown of the video itself. In fact, everything is destined to corrupt and deteriorate, including the digital file of this short film during his playing time.