Interview with Filmmaker Michele Manzini (IN THE HOUSE OF MANTEGNA)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

IN THE HOUSE OF MANTEGNA was the winner of BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY at the April 2019 Experinmental/Dance Festival in Toronto.

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Michele Manzini: Ever since ancient times the conscious subject has no body. It is a subject that has renounced its body and that, therefore, keeps a distance from the errors that, as Plato said, are caused by the “barbarous filth” of our desires, of our passions, of our most visceral needs. This has been and, according to me, still is an insuperable problem in Western thought, a problem that it has tried in continuation to resolve: how to free oneself of the body in order to arrive at knowledge of reality. My works inhabit this great contradiction.

2. From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this short?

I have always worked with deferred…

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