There aren't any trees here

We forget, and all along our life we are seeking what we have forgotten.
Searching, we create.
My short “There aren’t any trees here“ is the answer to the question: ”What gives life to our creation?“
An underwater answer, a reply coming from the profound history of our prenatal life. The sound of generations.
There are words and no words, there are shared dimensions running alongside, universal standards and particular ones.
“ There aren’t any trees here“ is the memory of an immersion even before anything comes into existence.

  • elena baroglio
    Director
  • elena baroglio
    Writer
  • elena baroglio
    Producer
  • elena baroglio
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Qui non ci sono alberi
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 18, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    600 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Italy
  • Country of Filming:
    Italy
  • Language:
    Italian
  • Shooting Format:
    H.264
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Schermi irregolari
    Bagno a Ripoli (Firenze)
    Italy
    April 1, 2016
    Italy Premiere
    Mention of the Commission
  • The online film festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    February 1, 2016
    UK Premiere
  • Roma cinema DOC
    Roma
    Italy
    April 10, 2016
    Roma Premiere
  • Los Angeles Cine Fest
    Los Angeles
    United States
    March 3, 2016
    North American Premiere
  • Festival del cinema veramente indipendente
    Roma
    Italy
    April 15, 2016
  • Concorso "Affetti Speciali"
    Latina
    Italy
    May 28, 2016
    WINNER
  • Tracce cinematografiche
    Nettuno (Roma)
    Italy
    May 27, 2016
  • Barcelona Planet Film Festival
    Barcelona
    Spain
    May 28, 2016
    Best woman Filmaker
  • La Stiva Percezioni
    Casteltermini (Agrigento)
    Italy
    July 23, 2016
    Finalist
  • Cannes Short Film Festival
    Nice
    France
    September 14, 2016
  • Sweet as Film Festival
    Montreal
    Canada
  • Procida Film Festival
    Procida (Napoli)
    Italy
    June 24, 2017
    Special Mention from the Jury
  • Aqua Film Festival
    Rome
    Italy
    March 25, 2017
    Finalist
  • Versi di luce
    Modica (Ragusa)
    Italy
Distribution Information
  • Elena Baroglio
    Country: Italy
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - elena baroglio

Elena Baroglio is an Italian actress, performer, vocalist and author. Her research and work uses voice and improvisation as main tools. She’s now training and developing harmonic chant with David Hykes.
She recently wrote, produced and directed a short film titled “There aren’t any trees here” for which she also performed and created the music . This work fits in the context of a broader musical performative project and has been selected in many international festivals winning “Best woman filmmaker” at Barcelona Planet Festival and “Affetti speciali” prize.
In 2014 she won the “Troisi award” for best actor, and “Galantara award” for satirical theatre.
She has studied as actress at the “Centro di Creazione Teatrale Internazionale Policardia Teatro” with Mamadou Diuome, Bruce Myers, Jean Paul Denizon and Corinne Jaber and she undertook further professional studies at “Estudio Corazza para el actor” in Madrid all which have tempered her work . She’s now collaborating with Mamadou Dioume as actress and assistant researching and developing work from the roots of Sardinian culture. She’s currently co-creating a new work with Dioume investigating “Black battles with dog” by B.M. Koltès. Her last work as actress and vocalist is “Paestum polis Aperta” directed by Sarah Falanga where it was performed at Paestum Archeological area.

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Director Statement

Water

Water is the primal source of all things created.

Sound

Sound is the sound of generation.

My short splash is a study into the origin of creation, the generating source which is a product that has blossomed from my research.

There is no gravity in water.  It returns to that amniotic liquid in which life has not yet been able to inflict us with pain. There, through self recognition and self discorvery I return to my origin and therefore can be reborn.

“There aren’t any trees here” is an act of rebirth through the research of one's identity. It is an act of healing via the return to that place where "There are no trees", where we are protected, sustained, and still connected with that one place from which we all come from.