Silhouette di un uomo affianco a uovo gigante


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Sounds, images, colours, tastes. Everything in his extraordinary mind is transformed into a world where there is no boundary between reality and image.

First violinist in the orchestra of a big city, ‘S’ is gifted with an extraordinary memory which enables them to remember every single detail of everything that they see happen. They decide to consult ‘L’, an internationally-renowned psychologist, when, one day, they are unable to read a music score because all the notes on it, as they look at them, just explode into brightly-coloured moving dots.

The relationship between patient and therapist evolves over thirty years, going through highs and lows, during which ‘S’, as a mnemonist, also goes on stage as an act in theatre and cabaret shows of the time. Inspired by a real case study outlined in 1965 by the neuropsychologist A. Lurija, the film is a fascinating journey through the mysteries and gifts of the human mind.

film, 90’, 35mm, colour

Subject and script Lara Fremder, Paolo Rosa
Director Paolo Rosa
Direction collaboration Alina Marazzi, Tina Porcelli, Davide Sgalippa
Photography Fabio Cirifino
Camera operator Riccardo Apuzzo
Operator assistant Aldo Anselmino
Filming assistant Massimo Foletto, Francesco Gallo
Set design Stefano Gargiulo, Esther Musatti
Script supervisor Giulia Gentile
Video editing Jacopo Quadri
Sound Claudio Morra
Sound editing Daniela Bassani
Music Luca Francesconi
Special effects Stefano Roveda
Actors Sandro Lombardi, Roberto Herlitzka, Sonia Bergamasco, Sergio Bini, Cristina Proserpio, Pietro Lombardi, Ermanna Montanari
Costumes designer Bettina Pontiggia
Make-up Laura Sidoli
Mnemo.diario Giuseppe Baresi
Executive production Sabina Uberti-Bona
General production Daniele Maggioni, Gianfilippo Pedote