The short film "Formiche", an Alpha Film distribution
The short film "Formiche", an Alpha Film distribution

ants

( Formiche )
by 
Andrea Aglieri

Poster of the short film "ANTS" (Formiche) by Andrea Aglieri

A man under house arrest finds a spray with which to kill ants and find himself.

Synopsis

A man under house arrest is prey to boredom and apathy even though the woman who takes care of him doesn’t let him miss anything. When she has to be away due to mouring, the man is forced to take action in some way. One night, he discovers an insecticide…

ants

( Formiche )
by 
Andrea Aglieri

A man under house arrest finds a spray with which to kill ants and find himself.

Synopsis

A man under house arrest is prey to boredom and apathy even though the woman who takes care of him doesn’t let him miss anything. When she has to be away due to mouring, the man is forced to take action in some way. One night, he discovers an insecticide…
Poster of the short film "ANTS" (Formiche) by Andrea Aglieri

ANTS

( FORMICHE )

Italy, 2024 / 15′

a film by
Andrea Aglieri

with
Andrea Baglio
Veronica Urban

Written and Directed by Andrea Aglieri
Director of Photography Ignacio Guereñu
Production Design Claudia Carofiglio
Make-Up Erika Stringa
Assistant Director Fabiana M. Lavezzi
Editing Ignacio Guereñu
Andrea Baglio
Composer Orchestra Virtuale –
Gabriele Marletta, Enrico Zanforlin
Sound Engineer Alessandro Bechi
Sound Design Lorenzo Crippa
Executive Producer Ignacio Guereñu
Andrea Baglio
Gabriele Marletta
Enrico Zanforlin
Production IAM Film
Distribution Alpha Film

The Director

Andrea Aglieri, director

Andrea Aglieri

Biofilmography

Andrea Aglieri was born in Milan, grew up and studied in the suburbs. He became passionate about cinema and graduated from DAMS in Bologna with a thesis on Clint Eastwood and contemporary cinema. Subsequently he had the opportunity to work on various independent sets and attend screenwriting courses held by industry professionals such as Chicca Profumo, Francesco Trento and Fabio Bonifacci. He writes and directs short films and video clips selected and awarded at numerous international festivals.

Director statement

Each of us as human beings is led by our nature to carry out a certain action. Not just any action but an action that qualifies us, characterizes us and represents us, makes us feel alive and fulfilled.
With this work I tried to explore the dynamics of the human nature, trying to grasp its different facets, mechanisms and contradictions, and its ineluctable power.
Certainly, at the basis of my intentions there is a discourse that has a profound political connotation. Unfortunately, I see humanity increasingly committed to fomenting wars for the sole pleasure of having them, ending them in some way and starting again from scratch, provoking a new one, endlessly, looking for new enemies, perhaps imaginary ones; I see a humanity that is killing its own planet and destined for self-destruction.
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