PESCARE

By Kevin PONTUTI

PENITENT PRODUCTIONS - as PROD

Fantasy - Completed 2016

A young woman performs an onerous task.

Festivals
& Awards

The Art of Slow: Contemporary Contemplative Cinema 2016
London Experimental Film Festival 2016
LA Underground Film Forum 2016
Best of Slow Cinema Award
Cinemaway - Ukraine 2017
Montreal Underground Film Festival 2017
Shorts à la Carte 2017
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Fantasy, Thriller, Art - Culture
    • Countries
    • USA, ITALY
    • Languages
    • No dialog
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 8 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Kevin PONTUTI
    • Producer(s)
    • Peter GALANTE (PENITENT PRODUCTIONS), Kevin PONTUTI (PENITENT PRODUCTIONS)
    • Synopsis
    • A young woman completes a onerous task.

      "In Kevin Pontuti’s Pescare, a rich visual poem that maintains a patient focus on the starkly repetitive motion of a woman gutting fish, the long tradition of still life painting is captivatingly brought to animation. The contradiction inherent in that thought is mediated by the length of the film maker’s gaze which lingers on a simple action, and allows the viewer to regard at length the details of texture, color, light, and mood. The last frames of the film finally resolve the scene into true still life, when the woman, in whose work we have become absorbed, leaves the scene and the viewer is left alone to contemplate- in Baroque lighting- the fish, their viscera, the knife, the stone slab, the silence, and the sudden absence of human presence. The film, in essence, fulfills an absent action that precedes and follows the scenes we see in paintings and by doing so deepens the possibilities for both meaning and ambiguity. "