Bizzarro e Fantastico

Vimeo Password: Fantastic

Synopsis

A Roman Everyman discovers a violently ill intruder on his sofa after returning from the market. Begrudgingly, the Everyman must nurse this stranger back to health before he can unearth the ominous man’s true purpose for being there.

Review

4/5
A drama that explores the meaning of life and mortality.
Written and directed by Kris Krainock, ‘Bizzarro e Fantastico’ is a short drama film that explores the meaning of life and mortality. Cosimo Tomei stars as a Roman Everyman who discovers a mysterious intruder on his sofa. Roberto Guadagnoli co-stars as the ill-stricken intruder. The film honors the style of mid-20th century filmmakers Ingmar Bergman and Federico Fellini.

The 26-minute short opens with stylistic credits – heavily influenced by classical Hollywood cinema. We are introduced to a whimpering French woman (Julia Zeno) and her visitor (Roman Lafond). Outstanding cinematography of the Eiffel Tower follows, where we see a mysterious vailed man walking the streets. Meanwhile in Rome, an Everyman returns home from the market and is startled to see a suited stranger on his sofa – clutching his stomach in agony. The rest of the drama explores the visitor’s purpose. Cosimo Tomei and Roberto Guadagnoli deliver highly captivating performances throughout. Cautious not to spoil the plot, ‘Bizzarro e Fantastico’ is a film that has to be watched to fully appreciate the narrative and the viewing experience.

Bizzarro e Fantastico Short Film 1
Visually, the short is composed with static-cinematography from start to finish – which sets the tone and style perfectly. A brave decision, but vital to the narrative, was the inclusion of a 1-minute shot of a black screen with no sound. Kris Krainock’s ambitious efforts as a one-man-crew should be commended. The only criticism is some sound issues that limit scene flow and clinical lighting. A highly recommended short film.

Cast/Crew

Director(s): Kris Krainock
Writer(s): Kris Krainock
Cast:
Producer(s): Dylan Gallagher
Director of Photography:
Editor(s):
Animation:
Sound:
Music:
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Specifications

Genre: Comedy, Drama
Subjects: Afterlife, Art, Death, Poetry, Psychology, Regret, Religion, Satire, Spirituality, Suicide, Travel
Country: United States
Language: French, Italian
Year: 2021
Published in May 2022

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Vimeo Password: Fantastic

Cast/Crew

Director(s): Kris Krainock
Writer(s): Kris Krainock
Cast:
Producer(s): Dylan Gallagher
Director of Photography:
Editor(s):
Animation:
Sound:
Music:
Miscellaneous:

Specifcations

Genre: Comedy, Drama
Subjects: Afterlife, Art, Death, Poetry, Psychology, Regret, Religion, Satire, Spirituality, Suicide, Travel
Country: United States
Language: French, Italian
Year: 2021
Collections:

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Bizzarro e Fantastico

Synopsis

A Roman Everyman discovers a violently ill intruder on his sofa after returning from the market. Begrudgingly, the Everyman must nurse this stranger back to health before he can unearth the ominous man’s true purpose for being there.

Review

A drama that explores the meaning of life and mortality.

4/5
Written and directed by Kris Krainock, ‘Bizzarro e Fantastico’ is a short drama film that explores the meaning of life and mortality. Cosimo Tomei stars as a Roman Everyman who discovers a mysterious intruder on his sofa. Roberto Guadagnoli co-stars as the ill-stricken intruder. The film honors the style of mid-20th century filmmakers Ingmar Bergman and Federico Fellini.

The 26-minute short opens with stylistic credits – heavily influenced by classical Hollywood cinema. We are introduced to a whimpering French woman (Julia Zeno) and her visitor (Roman Lafond). Outstanding cinematography of the Eiffel Tower follows, where we see a mysterious vailed man walking the streets. Meanwhile in Rome, an Everyman returns home from the market and is startled to see a suited stranger on his sofa – clutching his stomach in agony. The rest of the drama explores the visitor’s purpose. Cosimo Tomei and Roberto Guadagnoli deliver highly captivating performances throughout. Cautious not to spoil the plot, ‘Bizzarro e Fantastico’ is a film that has to be watched to fully appreciate the narrative and the viewing experience.

Bizzarro e Fantastico Short Film 1
Visually, the short is composed with static-cinematography from start to finish – which sets the tone and style perfectly. A brave decision, but vital to the narrative, was the inclusion of a 1-minute shot of a black screen with no sound. Kris Krainock’s ambitious efforts as a one-man-crew should be commended. The only criticism is some sound issues that limit scene flow and clinical lighting. A highly recommended short film.

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