Viscera: Autopsy of a (non)human body

Viscera: Autopsy of a (non)human body is an experimental dance film by Celina Liesegang (Producer/Choreographer) and Arturo Bandinelli (Director), exploring the relationship between time, memory and trauma.

Like a decaying body; you look and see just the remains… a shell… a worn, corroded entity. But in this autopsy of a once grand Hotel, we catch a glimpse of the past, faded memories, blurry details. Much like how an autopsy reveals the history of a person's life, here in the hotel, every room is dissected like an organ. In the past each room had its own function, but as living took its toll, it soon became a storage place for lost memories.

Shot in an abandoned Hotel in the middle of the Atlantic, Viscera oscillates between clear defined choreography and abstract movement to offer a viscerally moving, and at times disconcerting encounter with that which cannot be put into words.

  • Arturo Bandinelli
    Director
    Walls of Limerick, Otto Floss Freelance Watcher
  • Celina Liesegang
    Producer
  • Celina Liesegang
    Choreography
  • Antonio Branco
    Key Cast
  • Olivia Brown
    Key Cast
  • Celina Liesegang
    Key Cast
  • Riccardo Tarocco
    Key Cast
  • Klaudia Wittmann
    Key Cast
  • Alex Roth
    Original Score
  • Arturo Bandinelli
    Cinematography
  • Arturo Bandinelli
    Editing
  • Adam Paroussos
    Sound Design
  • Francesco Carpita
    Visual Effects
  • Arturo Bandinelli
    Visual Effects
  • Simon Roth
    Drums
  • Shawn Joseph
    Sound Mastering
  • Eloisa Belloni
    Mask Maker
  • Beatrice Bonini
    Graphic Design
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Other
  • Genres:
    Experimental
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    Portugal
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Dreamers of Dreams Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    November 21, 2021
    Winner: Best Dance Short
  • Style, Experimental, Fashion Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    November 26, 2021
    Winner: Best Sound & Music
  • InShadow Festival
    Lisbon
    Portugal
    December 9, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Near Nazareth Festival ( NNF)
    Afula
    Israel
    December 5, 2021
    Semi-Finalist
  • Golden Short Film Festival
    Rome
    Italy
    December 15, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Florence Film Awards
    Florence
    Italy
    January 8, 2022
    Honourable Mention Best Experimental
  • Bizarrya Short Film Festival
    Porto
    Portugal
    February 15, 2022
    Official Selection
  • ECU - The European Independent Film Festival
    Paris
    France
    April 10, 2022
    Winner: Best Editing
Director Biography - Arturo Bandinelli

Arturo is an award-winning experimental filmmaker, researcher and psychoanalyst in training.

His graduation sci-fi short film Otto Floss: Freelance Watcher (2014) acquired international recognition, including screenings at the ECU European Independent Film Festival (France), London Sci-Fi Film Festival (UK), Lago Film Festival (Italy), Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (France), Vigik Film Festival (Russia), Festival Utopiales (France) and Young Cuts Fest (Canada).

In the last few years, Arturo started experimenting with non-fictional film formats in collaboration with choreographers, dancers, visual and performance artists. His recent experimental dance film Walls of Limerick (2018/19) received international acclaim with nearly forty screenings and seven awards (Certamen de Soria, Spain; InShadow Festival, Portugal; Dance Film Festival Prague, Czech Republic; MarDelDance, USA; TDP International Dance Festival, Ireland; and The Richard Harris International Film Festival, Ireland).

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