The Cadence: A Tale of Paper and Cloth


Grand Illusion Cinema Fri, Jan 27, 2023 7:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2022
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Luca Dipierro


Filmmaker in attendance! The Cadence is a 33-minute animated film shot in stop motion by Portland-based artist Luca Dipierro, using marionettes made with paper, bookcloth, and thread. Five years in the making, the film features a soundtrack by freddie Murphy and Chiara Lee. The Cadence tells the story of a boy, lover of silence, and the journey toward his own beginning. It’s a tale made of tales, populated by bizarre characters who enter and exit swiftly, as on a puppet theatre stage: masked children waiting for the last leaf to fall; a moon-faced mother; a vengeful horse; a sorrowful giant; a butcher boar; a hunter hunted; and many more. After the screening, Luca Dipierro and writer Gabriel Urza will discuss the process of making cut-out animation, puppetry, Italian weird folklore and lots more!