St. Moritz Art Film Festival


Giorgio Andreotta Calo’
Ίκαρος (Icarus)”

2021 Color PG EN/en 00:30:31

Ίκαρος (Icarus) is the first medium-length film by Giorgio Andreotta Calò, set in the former butterfly pavilion of Rensenpark in Emmen (Netherlands). In a last symbolic act that precedes its destruction, the building returns to be inhabited by a colony of moths.

Based on Ovid's text on the myth of Daedalus and Icarus, the film triggers a further metamorphosis of symbols, places and protagonists. Daedalus is an expert entomologist and Icarus a young self-taught youtuber. The light of the sun becomes moonlight in a dreamlike journey suspended between reality and mythical narration.