Bologna in Lettere 2021 – Muriel Paraboni – Eventide

Bologna in Lettere 2021

Il Festival online



a cura di Maria Korporal




Muriel Paraboni







Eventide (2016)

Written, produced and directed by Muriel Paraboni.

A man and a woman relive moments of their lives transfigured on the landscape of a beach.

Past, present and future merge in the cadence of the waters, which come and go revolving memories and old silences. So the characters go through a sort of trail of desire, leading the edge of the abyss of themselves, where all days born and die, the horizon of all passes, all eventides.


Eventide is product of extensive experimentation with languages of film, theater and visual arts,

involving design procedures, painting and video-projection. The project took 5 years to complete and it was almost handmade, despite the digital technology involved. The film is being awarded and official selected in several international film festivals since its release in september 2016.





Special Jury Award – Outstanding Directing 12th Blow-Up Chicago International Arthouse Film Festival Honorable Mention Experimental Forum Film Festival – Los Angeles, USA Runner-Up – Best Experimental Film and Best Original Score BFA – Bucharest Film Awards – Bucharest, Romania Best Experimental Short and Best Sound Design FICOCC – Five Continents International Film Festival – Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela Nominee – Best Experimental Short Film Short to the Point International film Festival – Bucharest, Romania Best Experimental Short and Nominees for Best Cinematography and Best Original Score TMFF – The Montly Film Festival – Glasgow, England Award Of Excellence – Experimental Film The IndieFEST Film Awards, San Diego, USA Best Experimental, Runner-up for Best Film and Nominees for Best Director, Editor, Cinematography and Original Score 17th edition Bucharest Shortcut Cinefest – Bucharest, Romania Nominee – Best Sound Design The Artists Forum Festival of the Moving Image – New York, USA Best Experimental Film Largo Film Awards –Geneve, Switzerland




Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival – Hong Kong, HK 14th Festival International Signes de Nuit – Paris, France Los Angeles CineFest – Los Angeles, USA Ibiza CineFest – Ibiza, Spain 5th Speechless International Film Festival – Minnesota, USA Exeter International Film Festival – Exeter, England Milan VOD Film Festival – Milan, Italy LemoArt Gallery Film Competition – Berlin, Germany SIFF – Stockholm Independent Film Festival – Stockholm, Sweeden Maykop International Film Festival – Maykop, Russia 4th Figueira Film Art – Festival de Cinema da Figueira da Foz – Figueira da Foz, Portugal Mostra do Cinema Brasileiro de Viena – Viena, Austria Moving Pictures Festival – Nieuwmoer, Belgium Кіномаршрут Cinemaway Festival – Lviv, Ukraine International Short Film Festival Beveren – Beveren, Belgium IV Cinemistica Festival – Granada, Spain London Experimental Film Festival – London, England Arthouse Asia – Kolkata, India San Mauro Torinese International Film Festival – San Mauro, Italy 9th Annual NYC Independent Film Festival – New York, USA Near Nazareth International Film Festival – Afula Hamore, Israel CineAutopsia – Bogotá Experimental Film Festival – Bogotá, Colombia Eneagrama International Experimental Short Film Festival – Córdoba, Argentina Night of the Short Film – Antuerpia, Belgium.





Eventide is the result of a long depuration of ideas, experiences and artistic references. The intention was to make a film in which the story is diluted in water movements, slow and steady, coming and going between the landscape of the beach and the very heart of the characters represented by the inner of the house. The main inspiration is undoubtedly “The Mirror” of Andrei Tarkovsky. All these subtle marks that the members of a family leave in each other through the ages, memories, fears, silences, resentment, perplexities are what the film is about . The choices for the poetic language and the general almost abstract aesthetic are due to the universe of the arts and theater in authors like Beckett and Bob Wilson, but also to abstract painting and still contemporary photography, which brought form, emotion and meaning to the play of colors that animates the scenes. Eventide is, above all, a poetic look on being, an attempt to dive in the deep human feelings and in the extreme transience of our experiences, exploring the potentials that the visual languages of cinema and the arts has to offer as a whole, working conceptually in the same direction.



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Directors Bio

Muriel Paraboni is a multimedia artist. Trained in visual arts and cinema, with a master’s degree in the field of Art and Technology, his production involves supports such as film and video, installation, photography, painting and objects, which often appear combined in environmental and sensory proposals. Has been exhibiting regularly, in solo and group shows, in various parts of the world since 2010. His films and videos have been screened in festivals, museums and galleries in more than 20 countries, such as the United States, England, Italy, France, Germany, Portugal, Mexico and Argentina, receiving several awards.