Cinema: the space in which light and shadow thicken
2019 Theme Strenght
“Cinema is, by its nature, the space in which light and shadow thicken. The twenty-fourth edition of Linea d’Ombra Festival wants to celebrate cinema and its being both light and shadow. Cinema is a device that is always in tension towards something else, it is perpetually on a shadow line, aware, today as yesterday, that every transit implies the passage to a dark side. The death of cinema, announced at its birth, now appears as another transit: from something, the progressive emptying of the halls – space of an ancient liturgy to be safeguarded, but only as a memory – to something else, the full of images that invade other screens, other places.
Like cinema, even the festival (ours like many others, like everyone else, maybe) is going through a space marked by light (a lot) and shadows (some but dense). He must rethink himself to follow the thread of a story, and look for new energies to give himself the impetus and pass undamaged through the quarter century . In the end, only at the end, we will know where to go.”