ABACUC

By Luca FERRI

LAB 80 FILM - as PROD

First film - Completed 2014

ABACUC is a man who lives alone in the last house of a dead-end street. ABACUC is “the last man”, maybe a survivor. The repeated visits paid by a woman, who stays hidden seems to relieve ABACUC from his solitude. But we will understand the woman is only a double.

Festivals
& Awards

Torino FF 2014
Onde
Mar Del Plata FF 2014
Italia Alterada 7 1/2
Filmmaker Milano 2014
Prospettive
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • First film
    • Countries
    • ITALY
    • Languages
    • ITALIAN, ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 83 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Luca FERRI
    • Writer(s)
    • Luca FERRI
    • Producer(s)
    • Alberto VALTELLINA (Lab 80 film), Sergio VISINONI (Lab 80 film), Angelo SIGNORELLI (Lab 80 film)
    • Synopsis
    • ABACUC is a man who weighs 198 kilos. He lives alone in the last house of a dead-end street. He doesn’t speak, and he is the living representation of Piero della Francesca’s paintings. ABACUC is constantly tired, unflappable. His daily ruotine is repetitive, his life is like a jammed refrain. Obsessive and repetitive, ABACUC is “the last man”, maybe a survivor. He spends his time mostly at the cemetery, in a theme park where famous italian historical locations are reproduced in miniature, or visiting utopian architectures. He receives phone calls from a mechanical voice. His idea of beauty resides, at home as well as outside, in the balance between the elements. He contemplates the formal rigour in brief moments of standstill contemplation. Nothing really excites him, except architectural debrises and ruins.
      The repeated visits paid by a woman, who stays hidden and with whom he communicates through literary quotes, seems to relieve ABACUC from his catastrophic solitude. But this is only another dead-end road: the female figure is only ABACUC’s double, and he is an eternal King Ubu.
      Abacuc is a film about the monumentality of ruins, where the concreteness of Super 8 film, the story, images and sounds compose a body similar to the one of it’s protagonist.
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