OPHELIA DID NOT DROWN
Written and directed by Francesca Fini
Produced by Francesca Fini and Avvertenze Generali in association with Istituto Luce Cinecittà
duration: 90 minutes
OFELIA NON ANNEGA (Ophelia did not drown) is an experimental film which reinterprets with a surrealist twist the epic of the Shakespearean drama, but from the point of view of young Ophelia. The film was produced in collaboration with Istituto Luce Cinecittà - the national film archive devoted to the documentation of Italian society since 1927 - and integrates on a metalinguistic level heterogeneous and seemingly incompatible languages: the sociological national archive and original performance art designed and staged by Francesca Fini expressly for this project.
At the center of it all is an Ophelia who is very different from that of the literary tradition: not the fragile teenager in love, but many women of different colors, features and age.
A modern sweet and sour Ophelia not lost in the romantic woods of Denmark, but in the harsh landscapes of Lazio: the industrial area of the Gazometro and the junkyard in Cisterna di Latina, the arid limestone caves of Riano Flaminio and the futuristic Villa Perugini in Fregene, passing through a crazy sightseeing tour on a tourist bus in Rome.
An Ophelia who eventually did not drown, renouncing her destiny of romantic heroine to become a "person".
Directors: Francesca Fini