Punto de Vista 2021 Winners
Direction: Luciano Emmer
For the retrospective devoted to Balthus in Venice in the year of his death, Emmer remembers the city where he grew up. To do so, he uses his filmed memory, his two short films from half a century ago, Isole nella laguna (Island in the Lagoon) and Romantici a Venezia (The Romantics of Venice). Using some perverse cross-dissolves between his images filmed in 1948 and those travelled by Balthus’ female characters, Emmer comments on the paintings without the need to speak.