Friday, July the 31st at 9pm at Villino Romualdo in Ripe Trecastelli will be held the final evening of Trecastelli Cinema sotto le Stelle. The first edition of Trecastelli cinema summer festival held for four evenings during the month of July contemporary movies to Trecastelli public spaces. The fifth and final night will host Klaus W. Eisenlohr, Directors Lounge Berlin Festival co-director. On this occasion he is presenting a series of short films from around the world that offer hypothetical visions of future cities, movements and developments that take their expression in public spaces, studies of urban spaces and metaphorical images that deal with urban issues . The mix of documentaries and experimental styles complement each other to create a diversity of ideas that revolve around the theme of urban life.
Urban Research was founded in 2006 and focuses on the exploration of public space, the relationship of urban living conditions and interventions in urban areas made by filmmakers and international video artists who use experimental, documentary, abstract and fictitious techniques.

Pedro Miguel Santos PT

Zigurate 05:52 2013

A hypothetical travel into the future of the city of Oporto in 2054. It extrapolates tendencies of recent changes in the Portuguese society.video still - click for larger image!

Marina Chernikova NL

Urban Surfing / Moscow2 01:30 2012 GP

The speed of urban life. Fragments of virtual spaces are intertwined with documentary fragments.. What is the experience of our environment immersed in new technology? The potentials of new media transform our perceptions.video still - click for larger image!

Anna Okrasko PL

Lot’s Wife 05:13 2013 WP

Conducted by a poetic voice-over, the film takes the audience on a fictive bike tour of female nude sculptures, located in public places in the former East Berlin.video still - click for larger image!

Artizinconnu TR

The City and The Memory – Have you seen Sulukule? 08:40 2009

Sulukule is a former Romani area in Turkey which has been taken down by the government. Its inhabitants have been removed to Ta?oluk, 45 km away.video still - click for larger image!

Sharon Horodi/ Cheb Kammerer DE

Simply a Love Song 05:00 2006

Recorded in Tel-Aviv during the peak of the war between Israel and Lebanon in August 2006, this video shows how a street-demonstration against the war heated up and how the passer-by started to lose temper.video still - click for larger image!

Rhayne Vermette CA

Full of Fire 02:15 2013 VP

Using 16mm film collage and optically printed footage, this film underlines consequences of exile and replacements of homecoming — based on creating and losing some notion of home.video still - click for larger image!

Sirin Bahar Demirel TR

Living with Leviathan 11:00 2013

Through a personal story about the nationwide uprising in Turkey in summer 2013, the “Occupy Gezi” movement, this movie tries to show how the Turkish youth says “No!” to the despotic regime and the police brutality by reclaiming the city.video still - click for larger image!

Scott Fitzpatrick CD

Places with Meaning 03:00 2012

On a recycled 16mm film, the artist generates a video loop using the controversial dingbats font Webdings of Microsoft Word, at the same time asking for the origins of the depicted “places”.video still - click for larger image!

Monika Rechsteiner CH

Real Estate II 08:30 2013

With the development of private property ownership, real estate has become a major area of business. The pictures leave it open to the viewer if they see progress or decay in the depicted construction site.video still - click for larger image!

Jonathan Rescigno FR

Core’ngrato 10:00 2012

In an old “hanging room” where the workers used to unclothe, the artist replays their everyday routine. A passing zone between the surface and the ground of the shafts, the day and the night, the past and the present.video still - click for larger image!

Matthew Pell UK

Escence 01:31 2013

“Escence” makes use of manipulations and the abstractions of time, view, movement, size and sound on objects that emanate light in urban environments.video still - click for larger image!

Txema Novelo MX

Culpable 05:27 2012

Music Video for the song “Culpable” by Mueran Humanos. Public and private images mix in a sentimental journey of celebrations of muerte.video still - click for larger image!