Paolo Bonfiglio

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7’20 • 2007 • ov no dialog • Italy • animation

The strange story of a young woman who, closed into a little room, gives birth to a dog.
A story about the creation, the sense of motherhood and about the existence.

The film MATER has been made again in collaboration with the drawings by Paolo Bonfiglio and the music by Mick Harris.
The plot, made of few ordinary repeated actions, can be interpretated in different ways owing to its great ambiguity.
The central theme, considered both as an artistic attitude or as a natural consequence of an earlier event, is the creative act, but the absurd result of this conception brings to a tragic ending.
MATER, consisting of more than 150 drawings, does not want to tell a story but it is a strict representation of the deep impulses of the human soul.

written, drawn, animated, directed: Paolo Bonfiglio
music: Mick Harris
production: Videonero

- awards
public first price of the international new media contest Art & You - Paris - 2007

- screenings within the framework of La Vidéothèque Nomade
La Vidéothèque Nomade @ Revers - Atelier Peinture/Dessin/Gravure
Workshop : le dessert du désert
La Vidéothèque Nomade at Cultures Maison #3
Périscope #2
Cercle Vidéo #04
Nomadic Video Library and Parcours d’artistes #1
Curieux dimanches #1
Cercle Vidéo #3