10 Apr “Anguane” by Luca bertossi
Anguane, the new short film by Luca Bertossi, is a film that reveals, behind the imperfections of a youthful work, a refined and complex artistic vision. Despite certain inaccuracies in the visual language, it is easy to see a potential, which we are sure Bertossi will be able to express at its best in the next films. “Anguane” is in fact an atypical horror, which follows a different path from the abused genre archetypes, which now flatten contemporary horror. Fluid shots, often slow and delicate, airy movements that open to our eyes the vastness of the mountain and its meanders. In this film, the sense of fear and restlessness is not a pretext to keep the attention high, but rather it is the heart of the story, the deepest part towards which every element of the story and of the staging converges. Bertossi’s choice is courageous, but it turns out to be winning and reminds us that horror can still be the bearer of a narratively refined cinema.
Intuition and good taste therefore allow the director to overcome the limits of his technical experience and the limited availability of the budget. Indeed, Bertossi seems to possess a fundamental ability in independent cinema: knowing how to make the most of the few means available. Without complex cinematographic works, or superfluous stylistic virtuosity, “Anguane” not only manages to tell its own story but fully expresses its suggestions and feeling of anxiety that crawl among the dead leaves and the hollows of the wood. “Anguane” and its director do not lack a poetic and cinematic vision, capable of connecting spectator and narration realizing the experience of cinema.
All that remains is to better deepen the timing and rhythms of the narration, the construction of the shots and expand the budget, as much as possible.