by Claudio CALDINI
1975 / Super 8mm / color / silent / 1S / 3' 16

A boy plays on the beach. What appears to be a home movie is transformed into a reflection on film time and the anticipation of the event.

A character acts on the screen and it is assumed to see the world in a certain way. But simultaneously the camera sees him, and sees his world, from another point of view which thinks, reflects, and transforms the viewpoint of the character [...]. In short, perception-image finds its status, as free indirect subjective, from the moment that it reflects its content in a camera-consciousness which has become autonomous ('cinema of poetry').*

The persistence of the last take is unexpectedly transformed for the cameraman into a reflection on the tension between what is in the frame and what is outside it. The action was captured without a plan or time measurements; the events determined the duration.


distribution format Digital file on server (HD)
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound silent
rental fee 27,00 €