FABRICA IN OFFICIAL COMPETITION AT THE LAGO FILM FEST WITH THE SHORT DOCUMENTARY NOT TO BE
Presented in international premiere
Treviso, July 13th, 2012. Fabrica, Benetton Group Media and Communication Research Centre, announces the participation of its recent production, Not to Be, in the official selection at the eight edition of Lago Film Fest, International Festival of Short Films, Documentaries and Screenplays and testing ground for art in its many facets, that is taking place in the historical village of Revine Lago, in Treviso area, from July 20th to 28th, 2012.
Not to Be is a short documentary investigating the concept of life, death and personal identity. Through the interpretation of a scene from Shakespeare’s Hamlet a group of very young would-be actors are faced with the theme of death.
How these young boys interpret Hamlet’s material? Have they thought about topics surrounding death? Grief? Suicide? All feelings Hamlet is struggling to come to terms with in the play. Have they experienced grief on a personal level? How does this then affect their performance? As declared by Chelsea McMullan: ″I (from a position off camera) attempted to initiate a dialogue and re-direct their performances. These conversations, the presence of a camera, and unstagged interactions with “the director”, inevitably brings honesty to the performance and change the pre-conceptions of such a notorious work“.
The documentary has been entirely produced by Fabrica e directed by Chelsea McMullan, a young Canadian resident of the Video area of Fabrica, author of several documentaries and experimental videos. Among them, Deragliamenti, produced by Fabrica, a short meditative documentary that tells of Milo Manara’s experience and joint work with Federico Fellini to transform the screenplay of the film Il Viaggio di Mastorna detto Fernet into a comic strip.
Deragliamenti participated in competition at several international film festivals and was nominated for a Genie Awards (the Canadian Oscars) for Best Short Doc.
NOT TO BE trailer: http://www.fabrica.it/project/not-be
Sunday July 22nd, at 9.00pm - Lido
Monday, July 23rd at 4.00pm - Salone della comunità
Tuesday, July 24th at 10.30pm - Cortile Carlettin