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Poor Poor Jerry

Canadian Premiere

Poor Poor Jerry

Rä Di Martino

Italy | 2017 | 7 min
Jouer Trailer
This film is part of Silvia Lucchesis Carte Blanche, director and founder of Lo Schermo dell’Arte Festival in Florence.

An aged Jerry (from the Hannah-Barbera cartoon series Tom and Jerry), walks alone through a windy desert, an alien landscape that could be on an imaginary planet: images shot by the artist near a volcano on the Island of Lanzarote. The cartoon mouse speaks with different voices, repeating ad infinitum a long series of sentences from love films and TV series from different times. The surreal journey of a symbolic figure of American pop culture through collective sentimental imagery, shared in the present through cinema, music and television.
Other festival:
Lo Schermo dell’arte Film and contemporary Art Festival, Italy (2018)
Director Rä Di Martino
Author Rä Di Martino
Production Federica Maria Bianchi, Snaporazverein, Rä Di Martino
Editing Benedetta Marchiori
Camera Daviddi
Sound Enrico Ascoli
Animation Gianni Caratelli

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Rä Di Martino

Rä Di Martino

Rä di Martino (b.Rome, 1975) lives and works in Rome. Her film, video installations and photos have been shown in many institutions, museums and film festivals including: MoMA-PS1, New York; Tate Modern, London; NiMK Netherlands Media Arts, Amsterdam; MCA, Chicago; Palazzo Grassi-Punta della Dogana, Venice; Artists Space, New York; Museion, Bozen; Magasin, Grenoble; the Busan Biennial; Manifesta; Torino International Film Festival, Kino der Kunst, Munich, Viper Basel and Transmediale Berlin. In 2014 she presented her first medium length documentary The Show MAS Go On at the Venice International Film festival winning the Gillo Pontecorvo award and SIAE award and winning a nastro d’argento for best docufilm. In 2018 her first feature film Controfigura, winner of the l’Eurimages Lab Award was presented at the Venice Film festival and was nominated for the nastri d’argento best docufilm. In 2018/2019 she wins the Mibac — Italian Council and developes the video installation and a book of the project Afterall shown at Mattatoio, Rome and at Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Zurich (2020).

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
Controfigura (2017)
The Show Mas Go on (2014)

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