program 2023

Killing Cinema

Director Biography – Tomaso Aramini
Tomaso Aramini. Director, producer.
He holds a Ph.D. in filmmaking from Leeds Beckett University on film language and painters ideologies and practices. His practice centers around conceptual and political films, often hybridizing these two genres.
In 2021 he released his first documentary feature The Lost Shoes which won the London International Documentary Film Festival and got selected at over 20 film festivals worldwide including Europe Autour de l’Europe, Chichester International Film Festival, Signes de Nuit.
In 2022 he founded Method, a production company focused on International co-productions. While developing his next documentary feature Running for Anna presented at the 24th TDF’s Agora Pitching Forum he completed Uccidere Il Cinema/ Killing Cinema, a short doc on his artistic discipleship with maverick filmmaker Romano Scavolini.
15 years of artistic discipleship between me and radical filmmaker Romano Scavolini recollected through a series of audio fragments recorded by Romano in which he discusses his uncompromising conception of cinematic art. An operation of semantic archaeology, resignifying a continuous flux of ideas, thoughts, sequences from his films and beyond.