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24 Grana – Loop

I think the Soul
is something that moves
slower than our thoughts
It fluctuates slowly
and the mind game
makes it distant from the truth

Apart from this, the Word
forever directs its fast programming
to the images that it remembers from time immemorial
I think the Soul
walks as fast as the rhythm
in a very slow sound mixing

I feel elevated by thinking
about the circular movement
of the waves… Continue reading

Tutti giù per terra (We all fall down), directed by Davide Ferrario, 1997

You didn’t wanna become a Communist…you don’t wanna make money either…what bloody animal are you?“.

This film was for me what possibly “Trainspotting” was for you. It brought fresh air. To hell with all that fake nonsense about beautiful, perfect young people knowing exactly what they want and how to get it. “Tutti giù per terra” is about how difficult, sometimes lonely, and slightly surreal life can be when you’re growing up and you know you’re different, you have no idea who you are and you feel like an alien most of the time. It’s about finding oneself.

The movie is set in Turin, which truly gives its best here. The main character is Walter. He’s 20. His father is a factory worker and a Communist, his mother a housewife. He hasn’t got a job, a girlfriend or any clear convictions, and he’s still a virgin unlike everyone else around him. He rejects conventional values but he’s too insecure and confused to be a “proper” rebel, to be “cool”. Continue reading