The Choice

Production Company: ISA – Scuola del Libro di Urbino
Director: Alessia Travaglini
Poem: Massimiliano Chiamenti
Animation: Alessia Travaglini
Editing, Post production: Federico Romani
Music: Riccardo Cardelli
Year: 2006

PREMIO NAZIONALE DELLE ARTI 2006 – 1st Place Winner (Digital Art category)
42a MOSTRA INTERNAZIONALE DEL NUOVO CINEMA – 2nd Place Winner « Attimo Fuggente »

2nd variation of the 3V video triptych, a project inspired by the documentary film The five obstructions by Lars Von Trier and Jørgen Leth.

A free interpretation of the silent surrealist short film Un chien andalou (1929) by Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí.
My personal aim was to take the symbols, the social subjects and the surrealistic ideas of Un chien andalou and gave them a new adaptation about modern society, sex, church and social class.

The 3V triptych is composed by : A splinter in the eye (a video made with photos), The choice (an animation) and Secrets (a live action video). All three videos got rules and obstructions as Lars Von Trier did in his film.

OBSTRUCTIONS by Federico Parrella:
– irregular lines and types
– use transparencies