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The Cabinet

The Cabinet was inspired by the notorious German silent movie "Das Kabinet des Dr. Caligari", directed by Robert Wiene in 1920. In this story the Somnambulist awakens from his eternal sleep state and becomes a scientist who will discover the wonders of Creation through the lens of a microscope.

  • Silvia Sardellaro
  • Silvia Sardellaro
  • Silvia Sardellaro
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Music Video
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 20, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 EUR
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Director Biography - Silvia Sardellaro

Silvia Sardellaro is a visual artist with main focus on animation filmmaking and writing. In 2010 she moved to London (UK) to study Animation at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design. She now lives in Berlin with her husband, where she makes animations, writes and works on personal projects.

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Director Statement

I want to especially thank Eric R. Russell, representing the film archive of the late Bruce J. Russell, and Geoff Alexander, director of the Academic Film Archive of North America, for the cinemicrographic images from the scientific film "Imaging the Hidden World: The Light Microscope" by Bruce J. Russell.

A warm thank you goes to guitar virtuoso and composer Daniele Gottardo and Ugo Bolzoni at NevenRecords.

The Cabinet was born as a music piece, part of the album INkBlot, Daniele Gottardo’s latest album.