Crisis: divide, decide, distinguish
2020 Theme Strength
Linea d’Ombra Festival has chosen “Crisis: divide, decide, distinguish” as the main theme of its 25th edition. In its etymology, crisis means separation, choice or judgement, but the term can also be intended as “revealing event”, as an opening, a breach to something whose boundaries are yet unknown to us. Facing this unexplored space, we must make choices. The pandemic caught us in our daily routine and upset it, so that now we are forced to live an extraordinary dimension, as unique as it is disturbing. Of course, in these times of dissatisfaction we are witnessing the sunset of the world we knew, but also the opening of a new threshold, a shadow line, which today, at the doors of this 25th edition, we are called to cross. With the advent of expanded cinema, festivals attuned with their time found themselves questioning their goals and identity: now is the time to look for new ways of experiencing the images that shape our most intimate feelings. Linea d’Ombra is a sort of experimental machine living on many trials and attempts: today the festival aims to explore this new virtual space without losing sight of the cravings of present and living bodies. Therefore, our tomorrow will live not only in reality but also in its visual representation.