30 Nov “You are (not) the only one” by Riccardo Albertazzi
With a totally free and poetic approach, Riccardo Albertazzi brings to the stage a “normal” day in quarantine. “You are (not) the only one” is a brief and striking portrait of an atomized humanity, locked up in the small spaces of their homes. It’s hard to call “You are (not) the only one” a movie. It is rather a freehand work, which brings the cinematographic material back to a pure and extremely personal form. In fact, Albertazzi’s narrative is the intimate re-elaboration of a life experience that takes on absurd if not abstract forms. A kind of image therapy, therefore, capable of sublimating life in poetic construction.
John Lennon’s “Imagine” harmonizes visual choices, mixing them and evoking that universal feeling of belonging to humanity. Albertazzi’s film therefore bravely sacrifices narrative systems to express itself through the most abstract composition of visual and sound elements, which manage, with the same power of words, to communicate this
message of hope.