Ph. Luciano Movio
Every day, from 9.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.
Dungeons of Villa Antica
Please take a seat …
A journey often starts in an armchair, while you imagine or organize it, or watching a beautiful film, very comfortable, with the right atmosphere, that of the Cinesalotto, in the dungeons of the Villa.
Yes, because travelling is not just shifting in space, but above all an experience of vision, fantasy and metamorphosis.
Cinesalotto jumps from one part of the world to another, embracing distances and diversity, telling about changes and magical and imaginative transmutations.
It sees beyond the walls of a room, horizons and seas and wind.
Soft lighting, a screen and a journey. That’s all that we need.
The titles and the plots
“The unknown landscape is enough reason to look for it”
Mental landscapes and the travel of the mind
Great place I
by Ailbhe Ní Bhriain, 2011, 7′
One of the four works in which ‘Great Good Places’ is divided, a video installation named after Henry James’ story “The Great Good Place”.
The work transforms a series of everyday environments into spaces suspended in time, into a visionary and hallucinated atmosphere, a mental everywhere.
Thanks to Domobaal Gallery in London
Why should you watch it? Because a wall is not enough to stop a journey towards new horizons
Illustration (The Finest Occupation)
by Temujin Doran – Studiocanoe, UK, 2012, 2′
But how can one travel while sitting in an armchair? With rhymes, visions, word games, illustrations, mental landscapes … in short with a perfect and personal anti-gravity kit.
Why should you watch it? To transform yourselves into a balloon and fly towards unexplored mental landscapes
Travel as a metamorphosis
Way of Giants – Caminho dos Gigantes
by Alois di Leo, 2016, Brazil, 12′
Metamorphosis is etymologically and structurally a travel: from meta- “beyond” and morphé “form” but also “scheme” and “nature”. Travelling also means metamorphosing, changing, evolving. Living
Why should you watch it? Because nothing is created and nothing is destroyed, but everything is transformed. We, too
From one end of the world to the other
by Tom Schroeder, 2018, USA, 10’
A 500-mile travel through the Midwest … by bike! All that to get an answer to a fundamental question about the life … of beer.
Why should you watch it? For a bike trip full of meetings … and beer
Lost and found
by Andrew Goldsmith & Bradley Slabe, 2018, Australia, 7′
A Japanese garden, a stuffed dinosaur and its love in danger …
Why should you watch it? To love and love again
From the ice to the islands.
From the mountain to the river.
Selection from “Winter Film Festival” – Association for the Social Promotion of the Mountain People
by Joel Hofmann, Veronica L. Montaño, Switzerland, 2018, 8′
History is made up of a set of choices. There are those who decide to destroy and those who mend. Among the plates of a glacial world, there might be something that makes you quickly change your mind …
Why should you watch it? To still be able to change your mind
A Time to Remember
by Ben Page, James Hamer and Sam Oakes, UK, 2018, 5′
Rest, breathe, clear your mind … The eyes need horizons, the soul of a mountain in which to roam.
Why should you watch it? Because the mountain is one of the forms of travel par excellence
by Jilli Rose, Australia, 2016, 8′
We need travels, always and everywhere, but all that glitters is not always gold …
Why should you watch it? To remember to respect different ecosystems
In cooperation with
Associazione per la Promozione Sociale Gente di Montagna
Screen and sound system by
Laveno Mombello (Va)
In the other rooms of the dungeons:
> “I segreti della rosa”
> “Porta delle Amadriadi”