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The Trojan Women

North American Premiere

The Trojan Women

Stefano Santamato

Italy | 2020 | 16 min
Without dialogue |
Subtitles: English
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In a single night in October 2018, rain and wind brought down 14 million trees, transforming a lush mountain landscape in northern Italy into a site of utter devastation. The environmental consequences of this event will continue to impact life in the region for decades to come. In Carnia, one of the worst affected regions, 400 of these fallen tree trunks were collected and taken to Syracuse on the other side of Italy. There, they became part of the set of Euripides’ tragedy The Trojan Women, designed by renowned Milan architect and urban planner Stefano Boeri. On the stage of an ancient Greek theatre, the trees, felled by the wind, took on their final role as silent witnesses to twin tragedies. The voyage is presented here from the perspective of the trees themselves as they are transported over 1,500 km of diverse landscapes, rich with colours and sounds.
Master of Art Film Festival, Bulgary (2020)
MalatestaShort Film Festival, Italy (2020)
Venice Architecture Short Film Festival, Italy (2020) Winner best documentary 
Fluvione Film Festival, Italy (2020)
Director Stefano Santamato
Cinematography Giulio Rosso Chioso
Music Vasiliki Anastasiou

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Stefano Santamato

Stefano Santamato

Born in 1989 , Stefano Santamato graduated with a masters in Architecture from the Polytechnic of Milan in 2014 and later trained at the Cfp Bauer in Milan as a documentary filmmaker. From 2018 he has been working for the Milanese video production company The Blink Fish while elaborating a close study on the relationship between architecture and audio-visual media. He has created videos and short films both in Italy and abroad on the work of architects and designers such as Luigi Caccia Dominioni, Peter Aldington, Alan Kitching, Patrick Bouchain, Duilio Forte, Bruno Vaerini, Corrado Levi and Stefano Boeri.

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