June 15, 2020

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Rafael Esquer

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Exhilarating One-Minute Film Shows the Thrill of the Summer Olympic Games

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Still sequence from Donato Santore’s “concatenation 2 OLYMPIC GAME” Donato Sansone is an Italian director, producer, screenwriter, animator who has become a kind of cult director for his highly expressive experimental work. I’ve not seen anything like it. The range of styles and themes he uses is literally mind-boggling. From …

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Still sequence from Donato Santore’s “concatenation 2 OLYMPIC GAME”

Donato Sansone is an Italian director, producer, screenwriter, animator who has become a kind of cult director for his highly expressive experimental work. I’ve not seen anything like it. The range of styles and themes he uses is literally mind-boggling. From the grotesque to the absurd and from the silly to the erotic, each one of his films has something unique.

Today’s feature is a meticulously assembled collage of clips taken from past Olympic games. Seamlessly, Sansone takes us through many of the most beloved summer sports. His main character is a single action serving as the unifying thread. The one single action is carried out by divers, gymnasts, runners, pole vaulters, high jumpers, sprinters and more in an endless flow of events. The result? An extravagant one-minute film that gets the adrenaline pumping.

There is immaculate craftsmanship here, from editing to sound design and from composition to overall color palette. As we all know, we have to wait one extra year for the summer Olympic games in Tokyo 2021, so in the meantime, here is an exciting short film that reminds us of how thrilling the Olympic games are.

Make sure to check out more films by Donato Sansone, a true original artist who I’m sure will keep surprising us with new experiments in form and subject.

All images ©2020 Donato Sansone