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Decadent Muse



Italy, 2012, 16x9 - Color - 5:32

DIRECTED BY:
Paolo Ferrarini

CAST:
Valeria Padovani, Aris Griziotti Basevi, Aurora Zambelli, Daniel Saiani

PHOTOGRAPHY:
Paolo Ferrarini

EDITING:
Paolo Ferrarini e Sebastiano Montresor

MUSIC:
Paolo Ferrarini

SOUND:
Paolo Ferrarini

PRODUCER:
Paolo Ferrarini

PRODUCTION:
Paolo Ferrarini

WORLD SALES:
n/a

STORY DESCRIPTION:

A young boy is repeatedly trying to save his depressed, anorexic, apathetic mother from her suicidal tendencies, possibly due to traumatic events occurred to her in the past, when she was about her son's age. One night, after rescuing her in an attempt to choke herself by forcing food in her mouth and wrapping her head in plastic, he decides to cuff himself to her in bed, so that he can sleep without worrying about her nocturnal wanderings. But this gesture of love only reinforces her determination do die, giving her ideas on how to involve the caring and well-meaning child in her own downfall.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:

Paolo Ferrarini, born in Verona (city of straight love and gay hatred) is mostly active as a linguist and a musician. Now mainly based in London, he still spends a lot of his life on the road, in search of inspiration for his work from world cultures and languages. He publicly starts his music career with a theatrical-philosophical musical in 2006, showcasing some of his original songs that will eventually find their way into his first album, Paradigmi Gnoseologici, published in 2008. The atheist and gay themes that amongst other things permeate his artistic vision emerge in his first videoclip, Gravità, the story of a gay priest’s erotic dream, screened and acclaimed at several international film festivals. Two subsequent videoclips, Sandanski and Decadent Muse, consolidate the author’s “trans-genre paradigm” of turning videoclips into actual short-films that use a song as a soundtrack, in the latter case even giving a different title to the clip that accompany a song. He is currently working at his second album and has new shorts in the pipeline, as he gradually shifts more and more towards the art of cinema.

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