Akai Ito

Short FilmExperimental
Italia HD 16:9 colore, 8'
produced by Ginko Film
direction Georgia Panagou

This short film puts together a Japanese myth, Akai Ito, a contaminated landscape and a romantic relationship begging the question how can these three concepts coexist in a woman's mind? Filmed in 350 acres of polluted land and abandoned mines in Furtei in the heart of Sardinia, this short production reveals hidden lakes of sodyum cyanide as well as 30,000 litres of other toxic solutions.

Director's statement

The red and yellow variations of this corrosive environment shown in this film are accompanied by a text about a toxic relationship. There are two kind of relationships: the real ones and the ones we live with inside our minds. A love letter is used to explore the myth of “romantic love” in a very personal and direct way. But the idea of the “lost love” and how a person reacts in this situation is being sought. How does one fill the void? What is easier and less harmful when it comes to an impossible love?


credits

Directed and edited by Georgia Panagou Musics by Diego Mune, Alejandro Mune Produced by Chiara Andrich, Andrea Mura

This short film puts together a Japanese myth, Akai Ito, a contaminated landscape and a romantic relationship begging the question how can these three concepts coexist in a woman's mind? Filmed in 350 acres of polluted land and abandoned mines in Furtei in the heart of Sardinia, this short production reveals hidden lakes of sodyum cyanide as well as 30,000 litres of other toxic solutions.

Director's statement

The red and yellow variations of this corrosive environment shown in this film are accompanied by a text about a toxic relationship. There are two kind of relationships: the real ones and the ones we live with inside our minds. A love letter is used to explore the myth of “romantic love” in a very personal and direct way. But the idea of the “lost love” and how a person reacts in this situation is being sought. How does one fill the void? What is easier and less harmful when it comes to an impossible love?


credits

Directed and edited by Georgia Panagou Musics by Diego Mune, Alejandro Mune Produced by Chiara Andrich, Andrea Mura