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Alberto Cavallone

Director

“Anormality means desire of progress, it’s a quest and a challenge. It’s the discovery of new ethics and morals, adequate to the changes that are denied by rules.”

 

Biography

Alberto Cavallone (1938-1997) has been one of Italian cinema’s best kept secrets. During his career as a film director he was ignored, misunderstood, often ridiculed; for most of the ‘90s, when Italian critics began to rediscover national “submersed” cinema, he was left behind, partly due to his body of work’s almost complete unavailability. An eccentric, anarchic, cultured yet extremely unorthodox, even idiosyncratic filmmaker, Cavallone has always been – as he himself used to say – an extreme figure. This was as much a vocation as a precise choice: “To be extreme, to me, means to be a-normal, that is outside the norm. Norm is deadness, staticness, a passive acceptation of the existing world. Norm is immoral because it wants to be moral. Norm denies universal ethics. Being normal means not evolving, but just accepting what protects the mechanisms of life. Anormality means desire of progress, it’s a quest and a challenge. It’s the discovery of new ethics and morals, adequate to the… read more

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frank sgro

26Nov11

Albert was one of the leading surrealist 70s Italy. I regard it as the Italian Alejandro Jodorowsky. The mystery of Maldoror ...Maldoror ...Maldoror ....

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