Friday 13 October 2017, 18:00 - 20:00

Controfigura by Rä di Martino

MAXXI Auditorium
admittance €5, free for myMAXXI cardholders, with the first 10 cardholders having the chance to reserve places by writing to mymaxxi@fondazionemaxxi.it by the day before the event, subject to availability of places

A film with an identity crisis, in a surreal search for itself

Within the ambit of the artapes #3 series, MAXXI will be screening Controfigura, the debut work by the artist Rä di Martino, winner of the Eurimages Lab Project Award at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival 2017.

Talk:
Introduced by
Bartolomeo Pietromarchi, Director, MAXXI arte
Speakers
Alessandra Mammì art historian and journalist
and the artist Rä di Martino

Followed by the screening:
Controfigura
by Rä di Martino
Italy, France, Switzerland, Morocco | ov. Italian, English, Arabic, French, 74′
with Valeria Golino, Filippo Timi, Corrado Sassi, Younes Bouab, Nadia Kounda

A man swims home, traversing all the houses of the county of Marrakech, swimming pool by swimming pool…

A small film crew roams Marrakech and the surrounding deserts, scouting for the remake of an American film. Corrado is the body double used to test the framings, locations and swimming pools where the leading man will perform. As the rehearsals proceed however, he begins to develop an unwarranted ambition… might that role be his? As we witness his attempts to enter into the part, the real actors, the stars, burst onto the scene and a full crew is moving behind the scenes on a set where no one seems to know exactly what to do.
Controfigura was produced within the ambit of the MUSEO CHIAMA ARTISTA project, now in its fourth edition, promoted by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Tourisms’ Directorate General for contemporary art and architecture and the urban peripheries and AMACI – the Italian Association of Contemporary Art Museums. This year’s edition is curated by Iolanda Ratti and Alberto Salvadori.