Gli ultimi giorni dell’umanità

2022 - Documentario

The panorama of human events meets man with the camera. His playing field has no boundaries, his curiosity has no measure. Characters, situations and places are encamped in the experience of a humanity that is both the one who sees and the thing seen.

But what are the last days of this humanity? Have they already passed? Are they now or to come? In the meantime, the Atalante astronauts, in their Promethean dreams, meet their image in a water bubble. Along the routes of the open sea steamers, a caress, an affection. In the mirror, camera in hand, it occurs, certainly always uncertain, its capture inside the short, too short, unit of time. But what we learned is that there is no duration. Everything they touch becomes time, becomes action, expectation and hope, reminds Demeter of the human rush. Fragment of fragments. To make a gesture that escapes the melancholy and play it in a movement even impossible. Kraus’ Mars theater hasn’t opened yet, we were busy anarchivizing. And this drama can have no other spectator than humanity.

Presented out of competition | Nonfiction at the 79th edition of the Venice International Film Festival, where it won the FEDIC (Federazione italiana dei cineclub) Award.

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Directed by Enrico Ghezzi, Alessandro Gagliardo