13 MINS | COL | ANIMATION | HD Stereo | ITA | 2021 | DIRECTED BY MARCO BOLOGNESI
In the mind’s philosophy, parallelism is a dualistic theory of mind-body interaction which argues that mental and physical events take place on a parallel course of existence, but do not causally interact with each other. The fact that they move in harmony does not mean that one induces the other to do what it does. The film recounts two worlds, two cities that seem to exist autonomously and instead communicate through passages, space-time tunnels, bridges between the two worlds. They are two opposite worlds, utopian and dystopian, which will find, at the end of the film, union in a “mestizo” world, the fusion of the two, which is not a sum but a synthesis, in which the new world, which from them sees its genesis, comes to have a new identity. Mestizo derives from the late Latin mixtīcius, to mix, from which probably derives the French term métis, mestizo, as the ability to integrate multiple belongings, from the many individualities of which each is formed. The protagonist of the film is a hybrid being, a woman with a zip over her eyes and rose petals that are formed on her face, like a flower. She introduces and concludes the film, as if the path of harmonic fusion is accompanied by her presence – also mestizo – and narration were a necessary path to arrive at the end of a world full of hope and satisfaction, a process that gives two parallel paths it symbolises the landing of a new mixed and unique identity at the same time.