Two full-length films programmed within the themed retrospective that Punto de Vista will devote to Time, under the title of Ten Years Older, will open and close the 10th edition of the Navarra festival: The Blue Planet, by Franco Piavoli from Italy, who will visit Pamplona to present the film; and Vita Brevis, by the Belgian filmmaker, Thierry Knauff, who will also be present to close the event at its final gala.
IL PIANETA AZZURRO
A film that makes you want to plant a tree, which is very appropriate to start the Punto de Vista chronometer. The famous film by Franco Piavoli from Italy is a celebratory journey in time, with nature and the landscape in full evolving ecstasy. We travel through the frozen winter of the Italian countryside, through the explosion of spring, the four seasons paraded before us as if they were the altars of a temple. The human being is there, also travelling in the different states that time causes: love, childhood, pain, work, admiration. It is a celebration of life on the planet on which we live.
After several short films made at the beginning of the 1960’s, he made The Blue Planet using an Arriflex 35mm provided by Silvano Agosti. The film was presented at the Venice Film Festival and later at the Lincoln Centre in New York. In 1987, he founded Zefirofilm with which he would produce Nostos, The Return (1989), Voices Through Time (1996) and At the First Breath of Wind (2002). In 2004, he received the Vittorio De Sica Award and in 2010, he was granted the medal of the President of the Italian Republic.
Floating with the wonderful flourishing of millions of fragile butterflies on the banks of the River Tisza, Vita Brevis is a poem about the ephemeral moment, an evocation of the light and fleeting dance of life. It is an ideal film to close the cycle of Time.
Belgian filmmaker born in Kinshasa 1957. Studies in Romance Languages Philology (UCL), Great Distinction. Studies in Film Directing at INSAS. Brussels. Founder of LES PRODUCTIONS DU SABLIER and LES FILMS DU SABLIER. Writer, director, producer. He has directed the films Vita Brevis (2015), Bare-Handed (A Mains Nues) (2006), Solo (2004), Wild Blue (2000), Baka (1995), Gbanga-Tita (1994), Anton Webern (1991), Voices (Seuls, 1989), Slaughterhouse (Abattoirs, 1987) y The Sphinx (1986).