The film is composed of 20,000 animated still images divided into three cinematic sequences.
The Venice Film Festival has secured the world premiere out of competition screening of Amos Poe’s La Commedia, the director’s translation of Dante’s Divine Comedy and which also finds inspiration in Eadweard Muybridge’s 19th century A Horse In Motion, argued by some to be the first motion picture.
Oscar winner Roberto Benigni, Alfonso Santagata and Sandro Lombardi will read the Dante verses. The film will be in Italian with subtitles.
The soundtrack includes music by Debbie Harry, Decay of Angels, Hayley Moss, Peter Gordon, Muchael Duclos, Brenda Elthon, Paraphilia, Dave Mitchell, Riccardo Moretti, and Andres Nazrala.
The film is composed of 20,000 animated still images divided into three cinematic sequences. Director Poe said the project was bolstered by the “help of thousands of fans on facebook,” as well as other social media.
La Commedia is produced by Avant Guard in collaboration with producers Elena Santamaria, Ben Bindra, JR Skola and Victoria Bousis.
It screens on Sept 3.