TS+FF 19 – Day 2

I’ll be back”.
He had promised, and here it is. Dear old Schwarzy has just discovered he will not be able to run as president of the United States, but he will get over the disappointment on the screen of the Politeama Rossetti theatre frying up bad boy robots of every kind. Terminator: Dark Fate is tonight’s movie, but the whole of Day 2 at TS+FF 2019 is chock-a-block full of the best goodies science fiction can offer. For example, the live soundtrack of L’Uomo Meccanico (The Mechanical Man) at the Evangelical-Lutheran Church, an unprecedented and really, really special event.

TODAY’S FILMS:
EUROPEAN FANTASTIC SHORTS VOL.01
h 14:00 – Politeama Rossetti

If <Girlfriend Deluxe>
Steve Moss, UK, 2018, 7’
Quantum
Patrice Gablin, France, 2019, 17’
The Auxiliary
Frédéric Plasman, Belgium, 2018, 9’
A Little Taste
Victor Català, Spain, 2019, 5’
Eternity
Anna Sobolevska, Ukraine, 2018, 24’
The Third Hand
Yoni Weisberg, UK, 2018, 10’
Nero
Jan-David Bolt, Switzerland, 2019, 9’
Moon Drops
Yoram Ever-Hadani, Israel, Serbia, 2018, 16’
Bee Together
Tiago Iúri, Portugal, 2018, 8’
F for Freaks
Sabine Ehrl, Germany, 2019, 30’

h 15:30 – Teatro Miela
Steampunk Connection
We bet you know at least one. Or you have been one yourself, maybe. Or you have seen them parade in a cosplay contest, with their corsets, Victorian suits, and welder’s goggles. They are the steampunks, and this movie is a passionate portrayal of their style.

17:00 – Politeama Rossetti
Memory: The Origins of Alien
Egyptian mythology, underground comics, H.P. Lovecraft, the art of Francis Bacon and the dark hallucinations of O’Bannon and Giger. Mix it all together, add the right dose of visionary attitude and… Bam! Here it is: Alien.
A movie ingrained in our imagination, a search for the references and inspirations which made Ridley Scott’s masterpiece become a science fiction milestone.

h 17:30 – Teatro Miela
Hi, AI
“Hey Siri, take me to the TS+FF-“ How important is AI in our lives today? And how will things change with the arrival of humanoid robots? This documentary, shot between the United States and Tokyo, explores the relationships between humans and artificial creatures, among misunderstandings, idiosyncrasies and a few disturbing thoughts.

h 20:00 – Politeama Rossetti
After Midnight
Hank e Abby are in love. BUT: one day she disappears in thin air. And: there is a monstrous creature creeping out of the woods at night. The premises for a great science fiction story we will hear about for a long time are all there.
After the applause at the Tribeca Festival, After Midnight lands here at the TS+FF for its Italian premiere.

h 20:00 – Teatro Miela
Blood Machines
Space bounty killers, ghosts in flames, spaceships with a soul. And fluorescent mists in deep space. After Turbo Killer – a music video with 7 million views on Youtube – Seth Ickerman’s blood machines become a movie, a story between metaphysics and synthwave music, amazing special effects, and references to the ’80s.

h 20:30 – Chiesa Evangelica Luterana
L’Uomo Meccanico – Live soundtrack by Luca Maria Baldini
Imagine to cross the threshold of a church and find two robots fighting. You are surrounded by an electric, embracing sound. A new sound, an “old” movie and one of the most enchanting locations in Trieste. Every man for himself, it’s The Mechanical Man!

h 22:00 – Politeama Rossetti
Terminator: Dark Fate
After 28 years Kinda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Cameron are back together for a new chapter of the Terminator saga. As the director, the Deadpool and Love, Death & Robots genius, Tim Miller. Onboard, also, the star of The Martian, Blade Runner 2049, Halt and Catch Fire (and of San Junipero , one of the most acclaimed episodes of Black Mirror): Mackenzie Davis.
All in all, we’re all oak and iron-bound. Or rather metal liquid bound.

h 22:00 – Teatro Miela
Time Perspectives
A rural village in the South of Italy and a time machine, built by mistake. A father and a son who have to deal with the consequences of actions that are not yet taken. Among dilapidated houses and miles and miles of wheat fields, a film that reflects upon what determines our future.

h 00:30 – Teatro Miela
Rabid
She is not perfect enough to work in the fashion industry, an elite and cruel environment. To make things worse, she is left disfigured after a car accident. She has her face reshaped with stem cells and she becomes a goddess. Little collateral damage: Sarah has now developed an insatiable thirst for blood.

TS+FF EXTRA
starting at 10:00 – Ridottino del Teatro Miela
Futurology meetings
The TS+FF conversations between science and science fiction of the Futurology programme are back. Today we discover the origins of Alien, travel into the future onboard the Opcina tram and take a dive into weirdness. Actually, beyond weirdness…
Check the detailed programme

starting at 10:00 – Savoia Excelsior Palace
Fantastic Film Forum
The focus of today’s Fantastic Film Forum meeting is on distribution: what’s next? How does digital distribution work? How can we face the challenge of a world changing so rapidly? A unique opportunity for industry professionals, who will be finding new ideas, useful suggestions, and a networking space.

starting at 14:00 – Mediateca La Cappella Underground
Fantastic Film Forum
Workshop “How to set up an international coproduction”
REGISTERED AND PAYING PARTICIPANTS ONLY
How to develop and finance an international coproduction from the screenplay to the premiere? Today’s workshop will offer practical tools to get to know all the secrets of the craft never to be caught unprepared.