dystopian

dystopian

Dystopia is an imaginary negative reality of the foreseeable future from the observation of the political, social and technological phenomena of the present. A world of totalitarian and oppressive regimes in which the deprivation of human freedom is foreshadowed. At times, however, it seems to us that this reality is not yet so imaginary. The dystopian society is one of the most current issues of recent years. The digital transformation and the new geopolitical assets seem to materialize that atmosphere evoked by dystopian films and novels. George Orwell's 1984 masterpiece of dystopian literature has once again become one of the contemporary best sellers in the West. Over time, dystopian films have become a real sub-genre of science fiction and today they proliferate significantly even in independent cinema. Again, cinema is the mirror of reality and reflects the feelings, fears and perceptions of the real world. A journey through dystopian films means seeing more clearly the light at the end of the tunnel, a possible concrete form of utopia.

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  • The holy mountain

    Movie

    Sci-fi, drama, by Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1973, Mexico.
    A man, nicknamed The thief, who represents the Fool's card in the Tarot, lies unconscious in a desert, among swarms of flies. When he wakes up he encounters a footless and handless dwarf representing the Five of Swords. The two become friends ...

  • Tao
    Movie

    Tao

    Movie

    Short film, sci-fi, by Edo Tagliavini, Italy.
    In the near future, Europe and USA are united in a "Democratic Federation": the only way to become a member of this federation is to attend the TV show "Tao" and to fight against other competitors for the green card.

    LANGUAGE: English
    SUBTITLES: Italian

  • The last man on earth

    Movie

    Horror, sci-fi, by Ubaldo Ragona, Sidney Salkow, United States / Italy, 1964.
    Unnoticed at the time of its release and considered today a masterpiece, it is the first and best film adaptation of Richard Matheson's book of the same name, released in 1954. Shot back in 1964, in Rome, with an Italia...

  • Employee's mystery

    Movie

  • Ananke

    Movie

    Drama film, by Claudio Romano, Italy, 2015.
    Ananke in Greek mythology is the goddess who represents the personification or power of destiny. In an imaginary present, humanity is dying out due to a terrible pandemic. The only way to escape death is to avoid human beings, to flee, to be alone. Afte...

  • Ballad of Hypochondria

    Movie

    Short movie, by Antonello Matarazzo, Italy, 2016.
    A path for music and images suspended between narration and experimentation, technology and tribalism. “Ballad of hypochondria (or Vibrio in love)” primarily focuses on symbolic work on the color scheme, materialize in the form of photographic mas...

  • 1984
    Movie

    1984

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    Drama, science fiction, by Michael Anderson, United Kingdom, 1956.
    The first and best film adaptation of Orwell's 1984 novel. The planet is divided into 3 states: Oceania, Eurasia and Estasia, which have always been in conflict. In London, the dictator of the state of Oceania is Big Brother, whic...

  • Like a mirror

    Movie

    Short film, by Antonello Matarazzo, Italy.
    There is no way to escape the portrayal, basically life itself is a sham.

  • Lack-purgatory

    Movie

    Drama, by Stefano Odoardi, Italy, 2016.
    In an hypothetical Contemporary Purgatory an Angel sails on a freighter carrying containers on a journey to the unknown while a group of human beings is in a non-place waiting for possible salvation.

    LANGUAGE: italian
    SUBTITLES: english, french, german, sp...

  • Occidente

    Movie

    Drama film, by Jorge Acebo Canedo, 2019, Spain.
    Torino Underground Cinefest 2020, Ponferrada International Film Festival 2019. A fugitive director in exile named H returns to the industrial city he fled from long ago, in an unknown time and place. Gloria, the worker he left behind and whom she lo...

  • Lockdown trilogy of mine - Stage II: Claustrophobia or Everbody is herodoc

    Movie

    Short film, by Rachele Studer, Italy, 2021.
    A quarantined writer (who can no longer write) seems to accept the government measures, even if they deprive him of his freedom, privacy, strenght, joy and, most of all, his job. So it happens that at some point he can't breathe anymore. Strange sensati...

  • Lockdown trilogy of mine - Stage I: Apathy or as the muse was locked down

    Movie

    Short film, by Rachele Studer, Italy, 2021.
    Apathy: Lockdown 2020. A quarantined writer is facing a creative block. And so the Muse is stuck in his mental fears. The fears come from the economic and social instability that lockdown had ran over his face. A tribute to all the artists in the world ...

  • Corona days

    Movie

    Drama, by Fabio Del Greco, Italy 2020.
    A man remains at home, alone, due to Corona virus emergency measures. Loneliness, time and space become his enemies, imagination, memories and desire for freedom are his allies. The director Fabio Del Greco documents the isolation days of the Corona virus in...