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30 Jan – 9 Feb 2025

Yervant Gianikian

Avant-garde filmmaker Yervant GIANIKIAN (1942, Italy) was born in an Alpine town from an Armenian father and an Austrian-Italian mother. After attending the Armenian College in Venice, Yervant studied Architecture in the same city. In the seventies, Yervant met his long-term romantic and artistic partner, Angela Ricci Lucchi. Together they built a huge reputation in the world of experimental cinema with their poetic and essayistic montages of historical film material. Ricci Lucchi passed away in early 2018 and I diari di Angela is a tribute to her.


A proposito dei sonni e dei sogni di rosa limitata al senso dell’odorato (1975, short, co-dir), Alice profumata di rosa/Alice Scented with Roses (1975, short, co-dir), Wladimir Propp – Odore di lupo/Wolf Smell (1975, short, co-dir), Klinger e il guanto/Klinger and the Glove (1975, short, co-dir), Catalogo della decomposizione (1975, short, co-dir), Catalogo comperativo/Comparative Catalogue (1975, short, co-dir), Catalogo – Essa non è altro che gli odori che sente (1976, short, co-dir), Catalogo – Cesare Lombroso (1976, short, co-dir), Catalago 9,5 – Karagöez/Karagoez Catalogo (1979, short, co-dir), Profumo (1977, short, co-dir), Essence d’absinthe/Essence of Absinthe (1981, short, co-dir), Das Lied von Der Erde – Gustav Mahler/The Song of the Earth – Gustav Mahler (1982, short, co-dir), Dal polo all’equatore/From Pole to Equator (1986, co-dir), Ritorno à Khodorciur/Return to Khodorciur, Armenian Journal (1986, video, co-dir), Frammenti/Fragments (1987, co-dir), Passion (1988, short, co-dir), Uomini, anni, vita/People, Years, Life (1990, co-dir), Il fiore della razza – Archivi Italiani n. 1 (1991, short, co-dir), Archivi Italiani n. 2/Archives Italiennes (1991, short, co-dir), Giacomelli (1993, short, co-dir), Animali Criminali (1994, short, co-dir), Diario Africano (1994, short, co-dir), Aria (1994, short, co-dir), Prigionieri della guerra/Prisoners of War (1995, co-dir), Lo specchio di Diana/Diana’s Looking Glass (1996, short, co-dir), Nocturne (1997, short, co-dir), Lo ricordo (1997, short, co-dir), Su tutte le vette è pace/On the Heights All Is Peace (1998, co-dir), Transparences (1998, short, co-dir), Inventario Balcanico/Balkan Inventory (2000, co-dir), Visioni del deserto (2000, short, co-dir), Images d’Orient – Turisme vandale (2001, co-dir), Frammenti elettrici n. 1: ROM (Uomini)/Electric Fragments No 1.: ROM (Men) (2002, co-dir), Frammenti elettrici n. 2: Vietnam (2002, co-dir), Frammenti elettrici n. 3: Corpi (2002, co-dir), Oh, Uomo/Oh! Man (2004, co-dir), Frammenti elettrici n. 4 – Asia (2005, short doc, co-dir), Frammenti elettrici n. 5 – Africa (2005, short doc, co-dir), Ghiro ghiro tondo (2007, doc, co-dir), Frammenti elettrici n. 6 – Diario 1989. Dancing in the Dark (2009, doc, co-dir), Lost Film (2010, short doc, co-dir), Notes sur nos voyages en Russie 1989-1990 (2011, short doc, co-dir), Frammenti elettrici n. 8 – Shooting Party (2013, short doc, co-dir), Frammenti elettrici n. 7 – Gypsies Toward Bamyan (2013, short doc, co-dir), Pays barbare/Barbaric Land (2013, doc, co-dir), Journey to Russia (2017, instal, co-dir), I diari di Angela – Noi due cineasti (2018, doc), I diari di Angela – Noi due cineasti. Capitolo secondo (2019, doc)

Yervant Gianikian at IFFR