Short Film: A WINDOW THAT BREATHES THE CITY, 7min., Italy, Dance

Directed by Elisa Lacicerchia
A boy walks thoughtfully into his room, he looks out of the window and begins to observe his surroundings. Suddenly, an idea resonates in his mind and begins to spread throughout his body: his desire to escape, to go beyond the spaces that constrain him to the canons of appearance, to leave home with his own experience prevails to meet what different from him is.

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Director Biography – Elisa Lacicerchia

Class of 1999. Elisa graduated in Communication Sciences with a thesis entitled “Cinema and Social Justice. Different gazes on Iranian cinema to alight and promote change” as a result of her participation in the Masterclass programme organised by the 38th Torino Film Festival.
She continues her specialist studies in Public and Political Communication and her investigation into the relationship between the arts, society and urban spaces through various activities: she writes about social and cultural issues for the cultural association Il Polo Positivo, organises events, choreographs and dances for the cultural project Respira Torino and collaborates with the association Mosaico Danza for the urban and contemporary dance festival Interplay.
She discovered dance at the age of 5 and it remains her passion. She began studying ballet at an early age and then she specialised in contemporary dance in established schools and with international choreographers. Once she left the stage of traditional theatre and “returned to the city”, Elisa began to take an interest in the connection between artistic expression and urban space. But her research has only just begun.

Director Statement

A short film investigating the connection between artistic expression and urban space with a sound design experiment in which sounds and noises mix to become music.

By femalefilmfestival

The irony of this festival is that its goal is to not be around in 5 years time. To eventually not be relevant because there is zero need to have a festival geared for female talent and female stories because the stories presented in Hollywood and around the world are a balanced showcase of the human experience from both sexes. Our goal is to achieve a lot of success and then fold into oblivion simply because there is no need for this festival. This festival was created by the FEEDBACK Film & Writing Festival as a simple reaction to a strong need to showcase female talent from around the world in a more profound way. When putting together the weekly festival, the administration noticed a lack of a female presence in the stories being shown at the festival. A classic example and analogy to the frustration is how the festival noticed that even the smaller roles in a screenplay were written for a man to play. There was zero reason for this in many stories. How a police officer, or a political campaign manager, for example with 3-4 lines in a screenplay was a "HE" character. Why? And these are the screenplays written by the winners! The talented one who have obtained agents and have began/beginning their careers as a writer.

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