Dir. Silvia Biagioni, Andrea Laudante / Italy / 2020 / 10’ / Polish premiere
Directors: Silvia Biagioni, Andrea Laudante
Editing: Silvia Biagioni
Sound: Andrea Laudante
Music: Andrea Laudante
Producer: Luca Ricciardi
Production: AAMOD - Archivio Audiovisivo del Movimento Operaio e Democratico
World sales: Luca Ricciardi, AAMOD - Archivio Audiovisivo del Movimento Operaio e Democratico
Website: http://silbia.it/battlefield/, https://www.andrealaudante.com/battlefield/
Intimate, other, virginal, objectified, ethereal, fragmented: the female body mirrors a battlefield for all women that, in the 1960's and 1970's, claimed its re-appropriation. “Battlefield” is a tribute to all second-wave feminist movements; through fragments of daily life and social battles, it reconstructs those key moments in our recent history. Sound and images give voice to the archives of Archivio Audiovisivo del Movimento Operaio e Democratico, in an imaginary journey between different representations of femininity of that time. Editing and music lead the viewer into an evocative place, in between memory and the present. In this sense, “Battlefield” is a passage through sound, visual and emotional spaces.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival, Instants Vidéo, SeeYouSound, Lift-Off
Silvia Biagioni is a filmmaker and editor based between London and Milan. She has specialised in documentary and archive films, found footage, participatory projects and film essays and has worked on films for the BBC, Vice, ITV and Channel 4, amongst others. Her first film “Nothing Essential Happens in the Absence of Noise” (2015) was produced in collaboration with the Berlin based collective, Praxis Records, and has been screened at festivals across Europe, the US and in Taiwan.
Andrea Laudante is an Italian composer and multi-instrumentalist. His works are mostly influenced by the relationships between instrumental and electroacoustic sounds and concepts of oriental philosophies. His recent publications include “3 Mandala” (2016); “Fragmenta” (2020) with his side project degoya; “Banat Banat Ban Jai” (2020); “ACR0N” with Dario Capasso (2020). Since 2017 he has been part of OEOAS (Orchestra Elettroacustica Officina Arti Soniche), playing live with artists like Elio Martusciello, Alvin Curran and Zu.