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Rivale

Rivale

Giulio Boato

Italy | 2019 | 52 min
French |
Subtitles: English
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The battle between Tancred and Clorinda is one of the most challenging scenes in Jerusalem Delivered. The crusader and the Muslim princess fall in love on the battlefield but decide to fight each other to the death; in the clash of cultures and religions, honour proves stronger than love. This scene is at the heart of Tancrède, a text written in 1701 by Antoine Danchet for the opera by André Campra. In 2016, Lucia Ronchetti, one of Italy’s foremost composers, revisits the text to compose the chamber opera Rivale, a monodrama for soprano, cello, brass ensemble, and percussion. Giulio Boato’s dreamlike film based on the musical score creates a vortex of sensations and emotions, striking a balance between music, theatre, and cinema.
Director Giulio Boato
Artists HsiaoPei Ku
Sound mixing Lorenzo Danesin
Cinematography Alberto Girotto
Music Lucia Ronchetti

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Giulio Boato

Giulio Boato

Giulio Boato studied performing arts at the universities of Venice, Bologna, Bordeaux and Paris, and he now lives between Italy and France. In 2015, he directed his first documentary: a portrait of the controversial artist Jan Fabre, which won the award for best film on art at the Conversazioni video festival in Rome. He continued his collaboration with Fabre by making two short films about his Italian exhibitions Among Spiritual Guards (Florence, 2016) and Glass and Bones. In 2018, Giulio Boato presented THEATRON, a film about Italian director Romeo Castellucci, in New York, which won Best Feature Documentary in London at the New Renaissance Film Festival and Best Performance Film in Los Angeles at the Fine Arts Films Festival. In 2019, he released Shiro Takatani, between nature and technology selected in competition at the 2019 International Art Film Festival, Master of Art Film Festival 2020 (Sofia) and screened in Italian premiere at Romaeuropa Festival, introduced by composer Ryuichi Sakamoto. At the same festival he presented Rivale, a film-opera with music by Lucia Ronchetti. With Lorenzo Danesin, he directed L’uomo che cammina, an immersive video-installation based on the homonymous landscape performance by DOM‑, selected in competition at the International Art Film Festival in 2021.

Biographies have been provided by third parties.
Trenodia (2019); Rivale (2019); L’uomo che cammina (2019); Shiro Takatani. Tra natura e tecnologia (2018); Ragazzi (2018)

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