Abel Ferrara at Teatro dell'architettura

Abel Ferrara © Aude Guerrucci
Abel Ferrara © Aude Guerrucci

Institutional Communication Service

21 May 2021

An encounter dedicated to the interaction between cinema and architecture with renowned New York filmmaker Abel Ferrara will be held on Thursday, 27 May at 7 pm Mendrisio campus. Seats are limited, and registration is required. The encounter will also be broadcasted in live streaming.

AMA - Accademia Mendrisio Alumni (the association that brings together the Academy graduates) and the Director of USI Academy of Architecture Riccardo Blumer, in collaboration with Locarno Film Festival, invite director Abel Ferrara in Mendrisio, to engage with Giona A. Nazzaro, Artistic Director of Locarno Film Festival in an open discussion with the public and the students.

"The human being and the city. The urban and spiritual landscape in the cinema of Abel Ferrara" will be an opportunity to converse with the American director on the relationship between man and the physical and spiritual territory. From the cursed American metropolis to the European cityscapes, up to the vastness of natural scenarios, Abel Ferrara has always created and shot tormented characters at the mercy of inner demons, yet in search of redemption, salvation and ways out. In these journeys searching for redemption, the territories, landscapes and environments become signs of his characters' longing for redemption - played by actors such as Willem Dafoe, Christopher Walken, Harvey Keitel, Gerard Depardieu, among others.


More information: http://www.arc.usi.ch/en/news/detail/31068