5 short films to watch at the Laterale Film Festival 2021

5 short films to watch at the Laterale Film Festival 2021

Tommaso Berra · 2 weeks ago · Art

The fifth edition of the Laterale Film Festival, the international film festival promoted by the Associazione Culturale laterale, has officially started. It will take place from September 13 to 15 in Cosenza, at the Cinema San Nicola.
In recent years, the festival has caught the attention of cinephiles for a very experimental approach to the matter. Also in 2021 in the 21 selected films (among over 780) is visible an experimentation closer to contemporary art, rather than a resumption of the codes of traditional cinema. The contamination of different art forms unites the entries presented in Cosenza, which are presented by the organizers in such a way that they can be easily enjoyed by the entire audience. This is a courageous selection but one that is attentive to the unifying significance that cinema can have, even in its most conceptual variant.

In order to focus on the dialogue around cinema, during the evenings of the festival the Cinema San Nicola will host talks that will deepen the theme, as well as the exhibition “Lustro“, an exhibition of conceptual art that will define a precise multidisciplinary whole.
Among the 21 shorts, Collater.al has chosen 5, by Italian and international directors, such as Lav Diaz‘s,Leone d’oro at the 73rd edition of the Venice International Film Festival.

Himala: a dialectic of our time – Lav Diaz (2020)

This is the world premiere of the short film by the Filipino director mentioned earlier, which collects footage of people watching the 1982 documentary “Himala” by Ishmael Bernal. The experiment is one of remote filmmaking, using very disparate devices.

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Brief Glimpses on the Way to Joy – Richard Fedorchak (2020)

The title explains much of the plot. A journey of images within Rich Fedorchak’s past, with evocative music that brings to life a sphere of emotions and feelings of pure joy and melancholy.

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We are Without – SJ. Ramir (2020)

Images of intimate and sensory experiences, as dense as the froth of the sea and the sound of bells. The filmmaker recreates the fullness of these experiences and memories with lenses that bubble the grain of the film like moving etchings.

Season/Patterns – James Edmonds (2020)

Four reels for four seasons, chronicling a year of everyday, immersive relationships with nature. Edmonds collects shapes in motion, lights blurring and mingling with trees, sidewalks, and dancing skirts.

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The Flame of the Spent Hour – Roger Deutsch (2020)

The first and the last shot enclose a microcosm of images that have no time or place, and for this reason the ghosts that participate in the scene are part of a non-world, with no logic that can only be understood through experience.

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Suds and Smiles the photo series by Samantha Fortenberry

Suds and Smiles the photo series by Samantha Fortenberry

Collater.al Contributors · 7 days ago · Photography

Alabama based photographer Samantha Fortenberry has taken a series of photos called ‘Suds and Smiles‘. She asked her friends to choose a series of objects, which had important meaning for them or which were important for the time of the bathroom, thus customizing the set one by one. The collection explores the relationship between people and objects, kitsch accessories and hilarious settings are the protagonists of these super-colored photos.

The people portrayed are naked, the artist wanted to represent them in this way, in all their beauty and naturalness. Samantha also introduces ideas of body positivity and gender equality and, between a male and female nude, the photos express great confidence.

The girl says: “I want to gather a wide variety of people of all their shapes and sizes to show the various forms of beauty that each person has“.
Let’s take a look at it together.

Text by Elisa Scotti

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Juergen Teller plays with SS22 by JW Anderson

Juergen Teller plays with SS22 by JW Anderson

Andrea Tuzio · 6 days ago · Photography, Style

It is impossible to define Juergen Teller as a simple fashion photographer.
With his work and his unique and inimitable aesthetics, the German photographer investigates the social constructions that concern beauty and everyday life through his direct and unfiltered style that leads to irony, humor and provocation.
His subjects are all treated in the same way regardless of who they are, the cut of his shots is democratic, instinctive and direct thanks to which he has become an icon in the world of artistic and fashion photography.
He has always preferred the rough sincerity of the photos that came out of the roll as they were, always true to himself, he has never changed his style even when he switched to digital. 
He has worked for Burberry, Celine, Marc Jacobs, his photographs have ended up on the covers of Face, i-D and Vogue and he has done covers for Björk and Morrisey.

This time around, Teller becomes a double star for JW Anderson’s SS22 lookbook.

A real calendar where, among the models wearing the prêt-à-porter creations of the British designer surrounded by tires that serve as a set, the German photographer chooses to become part of the project by immortalizing himself in black briefs and a camera around his neck in pin-up poses.

Teller overturns the status quo, overturning, as usual, the exasperated seriousness of the fashion world to play with it and make fun of it.
This is the umpteenth proof by a legend of contemporary photography, that he always manages to unsettle the users and rewrite obsolete rules, only to overturn everything again immediately afterwards.

Below you can check out JW Anderson’s SS22 lookbook/calendar.

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The party for the 30th anniversary of the Shadow 6000 by Saucony Originals

The party for the 30th anniversary of the Shadow 6000 by Saucony Originals

Giulia Guido · 6 days ago · Style

A few weeks ago, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Shadow 6000, the famous Saucony Originals silhouette, street artist EricsOne painted a gigantic mural that continues to dominate Corso Garibaldi.
The celebrations did not end with the creation of the artwork, however, as a few evenings later the brand new Carlo al Naviglio restaurant opened its doors to friends of Saucony for an exclusive party where EricsOne’s work was officially presented to the public with a video projected on the mega screens positioned in the location’s courtyard. 

The guests had the chance to see many Saucony Originals models displayed like works of art in a gallery, positioned on pedestals lit by design lamps, ready to be admired from every perspective and, in the meantime, to taste the assortment of samples proposed by the kitchen. 

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As always, Saucony had a special eye on its guests, offering both a selection of items, from tote bags to shoes, personalised and hand-painted by professionals, and a live painting performance by EricsOne, who during the evening created another piece of artwork, much smaller than the one in Corso Garibaldi, but equally impactful. 

The event was then enlivened by exceptional music, with a dj-set by Polly and Pamy, who for the second part of the evening gave way at the consolle to DJ and producer Shablo, then joined by artist Ernia who entertained the audience with her “Superclassico” on the very day the single went platinum three times. 

The evening also officially launched the new Fall/Winter 2021 campaign which precedes a series of highly anticipated releases throughout October including the Shadow 6000 Sweet Street from the Shadow 6000 Foodfight.

Relive the atmosphere and the best moments of the party in our gallery and in the video below! 

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Stüssy x COMME des GARÇONS, a new collaboration

Stüssy x COMME des GARÇONS, a new collaboration

Andrea Tuzio · 6 days ago · Style

Two of the most iconic players in the streetwear world, Stüssy and COMME des GARÇONS, have released a new collaboration with a 90’s and essential aesthetic.


After launching the Laguna Beach fragrance earlier this year, the brand founded by Shawn Stüssy and the one created by Japanese designer Rei Kawakubo continue their dialogue with a new capsule collection consisting of: a black nylon coach jacket with co-branded graphics on the left chest and back of the jacket, a grey hoodie with the “CDG” and “Stüssy” logos on the chest and a graphic on the back and two t-shirts – one in white and one in black distinguished by the “CDG” logo, a triptych of Stüssy logos and the “N°4” typical of the Californian brand.

This latest Stüssy x COMME des GARÇONS apparel collaboration will be released on September 24 in Stüssy, CDG and select Dover Street Market stores and online through the Stüssy and CDG shops.

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