Artist-in-residence: Gianluigi Toccafondo

Length: 60′

The Italian animator Gianluigi Toccafondo is the artist behind this year’s Animateka visual identity. His works are an inspired mix of painting, cinema, and animation. In his process, he makes photos from film clips, xeroxes them on paper, then paints on them, transforming the original subject. Finally, he shoots them on 35mm film, and they become cinema again.

La coda

Directed by: Gianluigi Toccafondo
Short synopsis:

Toccafondo made some 1200 drawings of the silent movie star Buster Keaton and subjected them to his process of transformation. His hero collapses, climbs and parades on an ever-changing canvas that is set to exhilarating violin music.

La pista

Directed by: Gianluigi Toccafondo, Simona Mulazzani
Short synopsis:

An accordion, a tango, images carried along by the rhythm, and a tribute to Fred Astaire.

La pista del maiale

Directed by: Gianluigi Toccafondo
Short synopsis:

The life of a pig revisited as a legend.

Nevesta / La sposa / The Bride

Directed by: Gianluigi Toccafondo
Short synopsis:

A bride leaves her father’s home to reach her love.

Zločinec / Le criminel / The Criminal

Directed by: Gianluigi Toccafondo, Simona Mulazzani
Short synopsis:

Following a criminal's escape through the city. "The simplest surrealistic act would be to go into the street with a revolver and shoot at random into the crowd." (Breton)

La biennale di Venezia

Directed by: Gianluigi Toccafondo, Asia Argento, Marco Giusti
Short synopsis:

Trailer for the 56th Venice International Film Festival.

Pinocchio

Directed by: Gianluigi Toccafondo
Short synopsis:

Toccafondo’s Pinocchio is full of soul, with all the warmth, beauty and cruelty of the real world intact in the realm of fantasy.

Biti mrtev ali biti živ je eno in isto / Essere morti o essere vivi è la stessa cosa / To Be Dead or To Be Alive Is The Same Thing

Directed by: Gianluigi Toccafondo
Short synopsis:

A frame comes alive in the drawing, transforming, colouring and regenerating itself. A journey through some of Pasolini's works in search of a type of comedy that is physical, almost jester-like. Totò's gestures, Ninetto Davoli's laughing eyes, Silvana Mangano's physicality. Out of 1200 drawings he made based on Pasolini's films, the director chose half to create this visual poem.

Nelegendarna razbojnika / Briganti senza leggenda / Thugs With No Legend

Directed by: Gianluigi Toccafondo
Short synopsis:

In the countryside around Rimini, two ingenuous thugs try to rob a couple of elderly farmers. The latter, tired of being swindled, decide to seek revenge and conceive a diabolical, very effective plan.

Trento Film Festival

Directed by: Gianluigi Toccafondo
Short synopsis:

Trailer for the Trento Film Festival.

C’mon Tigre feat. Mick Jenkins: Underground Lovers

Directed by: Gianluigi Toccafondo, Marco Molinelli
Short synopsis:

“[The film] has the structure of a real feature film condensed into just over four minutes. A man and a woman go through a night of excess until they lose control among food, drugs, sex, and the neon lights of Tokyo.” Gianluigi Toccafondo

Dreamland

Directed by: Gianluigi Toccafondo
Short synopsis:

A meaningful journey into the Italian cultural heritage throughout musical quotes from Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca, lithographs by Giovanni Battista Piranesi and lines by Pier Paolo Pasolini.

Artist-in-residence: Gianluigi Toccafondo

Length: 60′

The Italian animator Gianluigi Toccafondo is the artist behind this year’s Animateka visual identity. His works are an inspired mix of painting, cinema, and animation. In his process, he makes photos from film clips, xeroxes them on paper, then paints on them, transforming the original subject. Finally, he shoots them on 35mm film, and they become cinema again.

La coda

Directed by: Gianluigi Toccafondo
Short synopsis:

Toccafondo made some 1200 drawings of the silent movie star Buster Keaton and subjected them to his process of transformation. His hero collapses, climbs and parades on an ever-changing canvas that is set to exhilarating violin music.

La pista

Directed by: Gianluigi Toccafondo, Simona Mulazzani
Short synopsis:

An accordion, a tango, images carried along by the rhythm, and a tribute to Fred Astaire.

La pista del maiale

Directed by: Gianluigi Toccafondo
Short synopsis:

The life of a pig revisited as a legend.

Nevesta / La sposa / The Bride

Directed by: Gianluigi Toccafondo
Short synopsis:

A bride leaves her father’s home to reach her love.

Zločinec / Le criminel / The Criminal

Directed by: Gianluigi Toccafondo, Simona Mulazzani
Short synopsis:

Following a criminal's escape through the city. "The simplest surrealistic act would be to go into the street with a revolver and shoot at random into the crowd." (Breton)

La biennale di Venezia

Directed by: Gianluigi Toccafondo, Asia Argento, Marco Giusti
Short synopsis:

Trailer for the 56th Venice International Film Festival.

Pinocchio

Directed by: Gianluigi Toccafondo
Short synopsis:

Toccafondo’s Pinocchio is full of soul, with all the warmth, beauty and cruelty of the real world intact in the realm of fantasy.

Short synopsis:

A frame comes alive in the drawing, transforming, colouring and regenerating itself. A journey through some of Pasolini's works in search of a type of comedy that is physical, almost jester-like. Totò's gestures, Ninetto Davoli's laughing eyes, Silvana Mangano's physicality. Out of 1200 drawings he made based on Pasolini's films, the director chose half to create this visual poem.

Short synopsis:

In the countryside around Rimini, two ingenuous thugs try to rob a couple of elderly farmers. The latter, tired of being swindled, decide to seek revenge and conceive a diabolical, very effective plan.

Trento Film Festival

Directed by: Gianluigi Toccafondo
Short synopsis:

Trailer for the Trento Film Festival.

C’mon Tigre feat. Mick Jenkins: Underground Lovers

Directed by: Gianluigi Toccafondo, Marco Molinelli
Short synopsis:

“[The film] has the structure of a real feature film condensed into just over four minutes. A man and a woman go through a night of excess until they lose control among food, drugs, sex, and the neon lights of Tokyo.” Gianluigi Toccafondo

Dreamland

Directed by: Gianluigi Toccafondo
Short synopsis:

A meaningful journey into the Italian cultural heritage throughout musical quotes from Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca, lithographs by Giovanni Battista Piranesi and lines by Pier Paolo Pasolini.