The essence of existence and its deepest meanings, reside in a not-place called unconscious, which by its nature touches the soul and the reasons of the whole. How to reach this not-place? And, if this dimension is the only way that keeps us anchored to what we perceive as material and sensorial? If it were the only hope to prevent a monstrous alienation? And, if it could be done with a chip?

  • Ivan Bissoli
  • Ivan Bissoli
  • Ivan Bissoli
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    Sci-Fi, Drama
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    8 minutes
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    August 1, 2018
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Director Biography - Ivan Bissoli

I was born in Verona, Italy (April 23, 1978). When I was 5 years old, my parents moved to south Italy, exactly in Cotronei a small town near Crotone. I currently live and work here.
First time filmmaker. My most important cinematographic influences: Lynch, Von Trier, Cronenberg, Tarkovskij, Bergman, Kubrick, Tarantino, Coppola, Leone. Russian cinema pre WWII, US noir cinema (1940-1950), Japanese manga. TV series influenced by themes as virtual reality, dystopian future (like Matrix, Terminator, and so on).

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Director Statement

I have long felt the desire to transfer the idea of my state of mind to the screen.
I created the subject and I made the shooting all by myself. However, the technical constraints I had to deal with were considerable.
I have chosen three locations: two outside in a mountain near my house and the inside location is my room. To film the scene of the tank that fills up and empties, it took many days. The tank is always empty, and I had to wait for the water to come; that sequence is very characterizing and deserves all the time it is served for. The main inspiration came to me from the other outside location: that old cement structure, in a place of unreal silence immersed in the woods, I imagined it as a kind of mental labyrinth.
I created two boards (for two different locations), and I inserted inside them a series of images that represent me taken from movies, cds music cover, books, newspapers and so on.
When I finished shooting the scenes, I assembled them and I created the background music.