POW (Piss Off War, 2018, 9’)

During a war, the battle rages. At the back, the atmosphere seems quieter, but in reality also there you can find hallucinating situations… 

The video is part of the Tractatus logico-phileroticus’ project.

POW renews the imaginary of porn with an experimental and brave idea. In opposition to the violence of war, two enemy soldiers let themselves go to hallucinated and consensual experimentation in a natural setting that protects them, where human and not-human, real and unreal mix, provoking in the audience a state of curious confusion” (Best Italian Short FilmHacker Porn IFF, Roma, Italy 2018). 

POW Playbill XXX

“I am part of that power…” says Mephysto in Goethe’s Faust. Even the laughter of the devil echoes through the movie. With a straightforward story, the audience comes to terms here. The metaphorical nature of uniformity and the associated allegories in the common play of the actors is more likely to come with imagination and enjoyment of the diabolical. Here skillfully all the resources of the genre are endeavored, at best, everything that makes cinema so, costume, prop, etc”. (Third Prize Award, Naughty - Frivolous FF Berlin 2019)


Durante una guerra la battaglia infuria. Nelle retrovie l'atmosfera sembra più tranquilla, ma in realtà anche lì si vivono situazioni allucinanti…

"POW rinnova l’immaginario del porno con un’idea sperimentale e coraggiosa. Di fronte alla banalità del male che la violenza della guerra porta con sé, due soldati di fronti opposti si abbandonano alla sperimentazione allucinata e consensuale in una natura che li protegge, dove umano e non umano, reale e non reale si confondono, lasciando chi guarda in uno stato di curiosa confusione". (motivazioni del Premio come Miglior Cortomentraggio ItalianoHacker Porn IFF, Roma 2018)

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Production and Direction: W.GERMONDARI, M.L.SPAGNOLI

Screenings: The Norwegian Seagull ISFF, Sveio, Norway, February 2018; Leeds Queer IFF, Leeds, UK, March 2018; MedFF, Siracusa, Italy, April 2018; Toronto Porn IFF, Canada, April 2018; Hacker Porn IFF, Roma, Italy, April 2018 (Best Italian Shortfilm Award); Trofeo La Lanterna, Genova, Italy, April 2018; 4e Festival De Films Anarchistes, Montreal, May 2018; Cefalù IFF, Italy, May 2018; Nachtschatten BDSM IFF, Munich, Germany, June 2018; Body&SexPositive/A queer festival, Pisa, Italy, June 2018; Umbriametraggi, Montone, Italy, July 2018; Il Sole, la Luna Festival, Giove, Italy, July 2018; The East Village Queer IFF, New York, August 2018; CIM Sueca, Valencia, Spain, September 2018 (Special Mention); Genderotica, Roma, Italy, September 2018; TWIST Queer IFF, Seattle, USA, October 2018; Kink Film Festival, Copenaghen, Danmark, October 2018; 13. Berlin Porn IFF, Germany, October 2018; Liz Taylor Party. Divorzio libero, gratuito e sicuro, Bologna, Italy, November 2018; XXV Visionaria IFF, San Gimignano, Italy, November 2018; Porny Days Art Festival, Zurich, Switzerland, November 2018; Queere Filmoche, Leipzig, Germany, January 2019; Fun Porn Shorts, Thalia, Dresden, January 2019; Corti Queer / San Valentino, British School at Rome, Italy, February 2019; The Short! Oltre il Visibile, Amelia, Italy, March 2019; Cayenne Short FF, New York, USA, April 2019; Cortisonici, Varese, Italy, April 2019; 10th Naughty­-Frivolous FF 2019, Berlin, Germany, May 2019 (Third Prize); Vieni? - Catania PornFest, Italy, May 2019; Bizzarro Film Festival, Bologna, Italy, June 2019; Kinky Bizarre Bunch, Roma, Italy, June 2019; LGBTQ Short Film Fest, Missoula, USA, June 2019; OMOVIES LGBT IFF, Napoli, Italy, December 2019; Malatesta Short Film Festival, Cesena, Italy, August 2020; Guerra e Pace FilmFest, Nettuno, Italy, July 2021. Portobello Film Festival, London, UK, September 2021; Muestra Internacional de Pornografías Críticas Excéntrico, Santiago, Chile, 2023; Anti-War IFF, Estonia, 2023.

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