From 18 to 22 September, Animaphix, an international film festival dedicated to author’s animated films in Bagheria
Preview screenings, exhibitions, meetings and live performances will make Sicily the most evocative and visionary place of contemporary animation. The Festival, which will be characterized by an atmosphere of connections and contaminations between cinema, visual arts, music and literature, will also have a showcase in Palermo, at the Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa, with various activities.
The undisputed protagonist of the 2019 edition is the art of Gianluigi Toccafondo which will be honored by a complete retrospective: from the short films La Coda (1989) to Briganti senza leggenda (2012), and the commercials as well (Levi’s Jeans and Sambuca Molinari) and the initials ( Carosello with Elio and the Storie Tese, Strucult, Tunnel, and the one for the Venice Film Festival); ending with the music videos (Federation Tunisienne De Football for C’Mon Tigre) and the works for the opera, Toccafondo’s art manages to create suggestive scenarios between reality and imagination, dragging the viewer into a dance of shapes and colors in continuous transformation.
The artist, who also signs the manifesto of the 2019 edition of the Festival, will also be dedicated to a solo show with about a thousand original works entitled Starting from the queue and a cine-concert that will combine the visual art of the San Marino artist with the music of the great Dutch composer Simeon ten Holt.