Directors Aleksandr Balagura , Cesare Bedogne
Completion Date: May 12, 2015
This film narrates an intense story of love, disease and death, inspired by the autobiographical novel “Beyond the Blue”, by the Italian photographer and writer Cesare Bedognè. The novel is at the basis of the theatrical performance of the same name which, together with the writer’s photographs, was the first material on which this film was created. In this work still photographs, classical music, theatrical choreographies belonging to the Japanese Butō’s tradition, lyrical prose, diary fragments and poems merge cinematographically, through the editing by the Russian director Aleksandr Balagura, with shots improvised during the performance and other shots taken both in a deserted Sanatorium of the Italian Alps, the place of the writer’s past, and on the Greek island of Lesvos, the place of his present.