Alberto Grifi at IFFR
Alberto GRIFI (1938-2007, Rome, Italy) is known to be one of the first Italian experimental film directors. He got involved with the world of cinema at a very young age because his father was making special camera's. He enjoyed himself experimenting with photography, making paintings and filmrecording, and developed his own new visual grammar that could describe his infinite fantasies. Unfortunately his film debut Cristo '63 (1963) is destroyed (or still hided) by the Italian politicians. The documentary Anna (1975), co-directed with Massimo Sarchielli, became a cult movie in the alternative filmcircuit. It was screened at the Berlin Film Festival (1975), the Biennale in Venice (1975), and in Cannes (1976).
(selection) Cristo '63 (1963, doc, co-dir), La verifica incerta (1964, short doc, co-dir), Transfert per camera verso Virulentia (1967, short doc), Il grande freddo (1971, short), Il Festival del proletariato giovanile al Parco Lambro (1976, doc), Anna (1975, doc), Michele alla ricerca della felicità (1978, TV short), La nostra anima (1987, doc), Leoncavallo, i giorni dello sgombero (1994, doc, co-dir), Addo' sta Rossellini (1997, doc, co-dir), A proposito degli effetti speciali (2001, short doc), L'occhio è per così dire l'evoluzione biologica di una lacrima e autoritratto Auschwitz (2007, short doc)