The fifth edition of Kino Guarimba, a project part of the CinemAmbulante, an itinerant film screening that this year took place exclusively in Amantea, has resisted the pandemic.
“We think that culture has the right to restart – comments the artistic director Giulio Vita – and we as cultural operators have the duty to create proposals that respect the rules, but also to rethink and plan in order to guarantee continuity to the cultural offer of our region”.
From 10th to 21st September, Kino Guarimba transformed the town of Amantea into an outdoor experimental set for 22 artists – they should have been 100 but for safety reasons, a limited number was selected – representing all continents: Australia, Austria, Belgium, England, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Lithuania, Vietnam and Lithuania, thanks to the contribution of the Embassy of Lithuania.
The weekends (11th, 12th, 13th and 19th, 20th September, with a special evening on Monday 21st) were dedicated to the screenings of CinemAmbulante, this year all hosted on the beach, at Lido Azzurro in Amantea. Without losing the thread of multiculturalism that has always distinguished it, CinemAmabulante presented a selection of short films that cast a clear and transversal look on sociality, integration, globalization, fashion and identity.
A multiculturalism that this year, through the illustrations created for the event by Sara Fratini, illustrator and co-director of La Guarimba, connects the South of the world through the tradition of masks: from Calabria with the apotropaic mask of Seminara to South America with that of the Piaroa – indigenous nomadic people who live on the banks of the Orinoco -, passing through the great tradition of masks from the African continent.
Once again Amantea becomes, through the seventh art, a vital centre of confrontation between cultures, the protagonist of a real creative lab that has welcomed actors, actresses, directors and film technicians with Kino Guarimba. A residency that, through the creation of shorts co-produced by La Guarimba, has shown the small town on the Tyrrhenian Sea with new eyes. The works produced were then presented on Monday 21st of September in the final evening of CinemAmbulante.