19 essays by Adriano Aprà, Paolo Bertinetti, Gabriella Bosco, Roberto Chiesi, Goffredo Fofi, Emanuela Martini, Paolo Mereghetti, Emiliano Morreale, Gianni Rondolino, Sergio Toffetti, Dario Tomasi, Gianni Volpi on shorts and major authors of the 1900s.
It is easy to speak of a “classic”, but these shorts are real classics, that will “teach” for a long time because of their vision, discourse, style. They meet the demand for movies be they shorts or features. Beyond all the demons of theory, they play on the pleasure of viewing and on the pleasure of reflecting. They are creative experiences which, as often happens with shorts follow unexpected tracks and above all show that , in movie making there is area that needs probing, the “non- standard format” one , rich in original works to be uncovered, of curiosities to be reproposed.