That Which is to Come is Just a Promise

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    That Which is to Come is Just a Promise

    Quello che verrà è solo una promessa

    Directed by

    Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand

    2019

    22 min

    • No dialogue

    Documentary, Experimental

    In the course of a long, slow take over Funafuti, both drought and floods appear in a constant uninterrupted rhythm. The state of flux between both type of events is reflected in the places and actions of the inhabitants making the island’s extremes seem familiar: the air is riven with waiting and suspension. The island of Funafuti, in the archipelago of Tuvalu, for some years now has become the stage for a unique phenomenon. Due to the unnatural warming of the sea, saltwater seeps into the subsoil bubbling up through the porous terrain provoking floods which put the future of life on this island at risk.

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    Credits

    Screenplay
    Flatform
    Cinematography
    Flatform + camera: Simon Baumfield & Jess Charlton
    Editing
    Flatform
    Production
    DUGONG FILMS
    Production
    DUGONG FILMS
    Flatform

    Flatform

    Italy

    Our work is moving along an ideal border-line, the one of meaning, which articulates the difference between possibility and impossibility, between movement and pose (pause).

    Flatform is a group of artists founded in 2006 and based in Milan and Berlin. The group works on video, video installations and mobile installations. Works by Flatform have been featured in several film festivals all over the world such as IFF Rotterdam, Nouveau Cinema Montreal, Venice Film Festival, Melbourne Film Festival and in many exhibitions in museums and institutions including, among others, the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus Ohio and the Centre Pompidou, Paris. Awards: Screen Festival 2008 in Oslo; 25FPS 2009 in Zagreb; Lago Film Festival 2010 in Revine Lago. Their latest short film THAT WHICH IS TO COME IS JUST A PROMISE (2019) premiered at the 51st edition of Directors’ Fortnight.

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