Monday, July 06, 2015

72nd Venice Film Festival Poster

Today La Mostra organizers released the 2015 festival poster that according to poster designer has an image that plays with a François Truffaut film (background) and a Wim Wenders film (foreground).

Dedicated to art-house cinema, with the images of Antoine Doinel/Jean-Pierre Léaud and -in the foreground- of Nastassja Kinski, the poster for the 72nd Venice International Film Festival has been conceived and drawn for the fourth consecutive year by Simone Massi.

The poster for the 72nd Venice Film Festival 2015 has been created in continuity, from a figurative and narrative point of view, with the three earlier posters (2012-2014). In the foreground stands a female figure with features reminiscent of an icon of art-house films in the 1980s, Nastassja Kinski. This time, the film might be Paris, Texas by Wim Wenders. In the background is the star of last year’s poster, inspired by the final frame of The Four Hundred Blows by François Truffaut and the main character of the film, Antoine Doinel/Jean-Pierre Léaud. When observed one after the other, the four images generate a mise en abyme effect, appearing before the eyes of the beholder as parts of a mini-story that may be interpreted at will, allowing himself to be guided by the impressions evoked by the references to, and quotes from, various films.

The 72nd Venice International Film Festival, directed by Alberto Barbera and organized by the Biennale chaired by Paolo Baratta, will be held on the Lido from September 2 to 12 2015. The lineup will be announced on July 29th.

The visual identity and corporate image of the Venice Film Festival was designed again this year by Studio Graph.X in Milan, based on Simone Massi’s drawings.

Simone Massi, winner of the 2012 David di Donatello for Best Short Film, is the author of the opening sequence which since 2012 has introduced the official screenings of the Venice Film Festival. The sequence lasts 30 seconds, and was made with 300 hand-drawn illustrations that quote Fellini, Angelopoulos, Wenders, Olmi, Tarkovsky, Dovzhenko and Truffaut. Massi conceived the opening sequence with the help of Fabrizio Tassi, with sound-design by Stefano Sasso. Julia Gromskaya did the camera work and Lola Capote-Ortiz is responsible for the post-production.

Check the continuity in the festival posters since 2012 when the poster motif was moved to the background in next year poster.

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