European Film Festival Paris
from 17 to 31 March 2022
European Film Festival Paris
from 17 to 31 March 2022

Photographing New York

by Cesare Bedogné

(Experimental, Italy, 2021, 9', NB, OV)

Photographing New York

The film was inspired by the poem written by Cesare Bedogné after a trip to New York in 2004. Suddenly it came back to him in 2018, during his stay in Portugal, where he started to dream about America on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. He made a series of photos inspired by shots of New York that he had taken 15 years earlier. The film is constructed with images taken at these distinct periods of his life, interweaving different visual languages in what turns out to be more a portrait of an inner state than a documentary film.


Cesare Bedogné
Cesare Bedogné

Cesare Bedogné is an Italian photographer, filmmaker and writer. His first, autobiographical novel and his black and white photographs were at the basis of the film Story for an Empty theatre, which he co-directed with the Ukrainian filmmaker Aleksandr Balagura. He went on to direct experimental/documentary shorts Maria’s Silence (2017), The Last Step of an Acrobat (2019), Photographing New York (2020). All these films won numerous awards and were screened in prestigious film festivals such as Art Visuals&Poetry in Vienna, the 75th Festival Internazionale del Cinema di Salerno, the 69th Montecatini International Short Film Festival in Italy

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