ÀPEIRON

UNDEFINED

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a film project by Sandro Bocci

Current status: Production

 
Principle of everything is Àpeiron, the Boundless, whence all the things have their origin and thence they find their destruction, as is the order of things; for they give justice and reparation to one another for their injustice, in conformity with the ordinance of Time.
— (Anaximander [in Simplicio] fr. DK12B1)
 
 

 
 

SYNOPSYS

Àpeiron (The Undefined) is a contemplation of time, a concept hard to define with words which that eludes casual investigation about its very nature.

The film unfolds through a subjective audio-visual path, beginning from abstraction and progressively arrives to a more human perspective of the world, for then returning back to abstraction in a cyclical journey. The cycle is a direct inspiration from an ancient philosopher, Anaximander, whose idea named the film.

Àpeiron is a visual storytelling of handcrafted footage, microscopy, astrophotography, naturalistic sequences and subjective points of view that takes the viewer from an imaginary plane to a real one. The result is a motley collage in terms of space-time, connected by a poetic voice over. The voice stands as a metaphor of the impossibility to stop the present and the nature of collective and personal memory. The infinite dimensions on the topic of time find a convergence within the imagery of poetic language.

The sequences don’t bound the viewer to a linear narration. Instead it leaves space to a plentiful of interpretations resulting from a collage of memories, experiences and visual abstractions.

 
 

 
 

TRAILER

Àpeiron | Undefined - trailer 2018

Original soundtrack by: Maurizio Morganti, Lili Refrain, Giorgio Leonelli

Sound design by: Giorgio Leonelli

Images and edit by: Sandro Bocci

Additional footage by: Guillaume Néry, Jason deCaires Taylor

 
 

 

CHAPTERS

 
 
 

 
 

Experimentation on images have begun in 2013 in an artisanal laboratory specifically handcrafted for the purpose. During this period, the screen tests of the most evocative parts of the film have been created. These samples, gathered into some reels, have prompted a conspicuous amount of collaborations including also TV-Series "One Stange Rock" produced by Darren Aronofsky, and feature films "Song to Song" and "Voyage of Time" by Terrence Malick.

The astronomic shooting is realized in collaboration with Giorgio Clemente and the Mosciano Sant’Angelo OACL Observatory (Teramo, Italy).

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Àpeiron | Undefined - feature film (in production)

Language: English, Italian

Estimated duration: 50/70 min.

Produced by: Julia Set Lab

Format: DCI 4K - Dolby Atmos

Current status: Production

CREDITS

Directed by: Sandro Bocci

Produced by: Julia Set Lab

Written by: Sara Tassotti, Sandro Bocci

Music Supervisor: Maurizio Morganti

Sound Designer: Giorgio Leonelli

Astrophotography Supervisor: Giorgio Clemente

Voice over by: Alan Moore, H.P. Lovecraft, Emanuela Rossi, Jan Hanlo, Don DeLillo (TBC).

 

 

Àpeiron | Undefined - VR experience (in development)

Creative Director: Claudio Pedica

Images by: Sandro Bocci

Sound Design by: Giorgio Leonelli