Short Film: PARALLELISM, 15min., Italy, Experimental Animation

In terms of Mind Philosophy, “Parallelism” is a mind-body interaction dualist theory affirming that mental and physical events take place on a parallel course of existence, and interact with each other in a not casual way. The fact that they move harmonically doesn’t mean thought that one could induce the other to do what it does. In the same way, the film shows two worlds, two cities, who seem to exist independently from one another but indeed they communicate through passages, space-time tunnels, bridges between two different dimensions. They are two opposite worlds, utopic and dystopic, and they will, at the end, unify in a “crossbred” world, a fusion of the two, which is not a sum but a synthesis, where this new world, generated from the two opposite ones, has a new identity. In Italian “meticcio” (crossbred) derives from late Latin mixtīcius, to mix, and from this probably derives the French term métis, as the capacity to integrate multiple identities, multiple individualities that form each one of us. The protagonist of the film is a hybrid being, a woman with zippers over her eyes and rose petals growing on her face, as if from a flower. She introduces and closes the film, as if the path of harmonic fusion led by her presence – a crossbreed presence as well – and her tale seems to be a necessary path in order to reach a world full of hope and satisfaction (happiness and joy), a process started from two parallel roads that symbolizes the possibility to get to a new crossbreed identity, mixed and unique at the same time.

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