IMMORTALI (IMMORTALS)
Experimental documentary, 2006

Concept

 

This is the story of a few hundred people who took arrangements to have their bodies frozen after their death. The process is scientifically called "cryonic suspension": when someone dies his corpse is immersed in a container full of liquid nitrogen at a temperature of 196 degrees below zero.

 

Their dead bodies will be preserved this way until the weird science of the future will be able to bring them back to life.

 

The last crazy idea of some eccentric multimillionaire?

 

Not really, since the majority of the people we are talking about are teachers, computer programmers, plain workers, and old-age pensioners. Instead, it looks like the latest answer to the eternal question of life and death, from a "scientific" point of view.

Documentation

 

Digital video, duration 53'.
 

Shows

Sguardi Altrove Film Festival, Milano - 2007

Genova Film Festival, Genova - 2007

Arcipelago Film Festival, Rome - 2007

Salento Fear Festival - 2007

RHIFF Canada - 2007​

Credits
Screenplay, filming, editing - Francesca Fini

Media
International Movie Database - open link