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Directed by:
Cinema Muzeul Țăranului Friday, March 31, 2017 – 18:00
Cinema Muzeul Țăranului Sunday, April 2, 2017 – 20:00
Written by:
Rino Stefano Tagliafierro
Rino Stefano Tagliafierro
Rino Stefano Tagliafierro
Enrico Ascoli
Enrico Ascoli
Rino Stefano Tagliafierro

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Fingers languorously part the lips of book pages, the straps of dresses fall off of milky skins, sensuous gazes entice the viewer in a sensual act of artistic voyeurism. Rino Stefano Tagliafierro returns to BIEFF with Peep Show, animating classical paintings as in his previous Beauty, this time narrowing his focus on the sensorial pleasures of erotic art. Balancing between the suggestive and the explicit in this mesmerizing homage to the history of art, the director explores sensuality across time and cultures, masterfully building and releasing the pleasurable tension of voyeurism. (Diana Mereoiu, BIEFF 2017)

Rino Stefano Tagliafierro

Over the years Rino Stefano Tagliafierro has worked as director, visual artist, graphic designer, animator and 2D video compositor to realize video art, commercials, short films, fashion videos, video-mapping, video projections and interactive installations for exhibitions, museums and special events. In 2013 he co-founded the studio KARMACHINA. He has taken part in several contemporary art exhibitions and received international awards in many animation, short film and experimental festivals, including Festival d’Annecy, Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival. In 2014 he released the short film Beauty, obtaining worldwide recognition.

Festivals, awards:
  • Interfilm Berlin
  • New Chitose Animation Film Festival, Japan
  • Invideo, Milan
  • Milano Film Festival
  • Video Art & Experimental Film Festival, New York
  • Shnit International Shortfilmfestival
  • Animatou Festival International du Film d’Animation, Switzerland
  • Kansk International Video Festival, Russia
  • Cineteca Québécoise
Director’s statement:
The term Peep Show comes from Peeping Tom, the sneaky Coventry tailor who, disobeying the proclamation of the count, made a hole in the shutters to see Lady Godiva riding naked through the streets of the city; he was so impressed that he was struck blind. The Peep Show, also known as a peep show box or raree (rarity show), can be traced back as early as the 15th century in Europe with Leon Battista Alberti. In 1894 the first machines that reproduced slides of naked women’s movement were built. A few years later, during the early years of the 1900s, even Thomas Alva Edison, the inventor of the light bulb, made some movies depicting erotic situations in common contexts. Subsequently, starting from this idea, in 1972 in New York the first live Peep Shows opened. Unlike the classic striptease, the viewer could see women in dishabille through windows. Though less common, the Peep Show still came to be used inside certain establishments. The female performer, placed in the center of a circular stage around which were arranged the private cabins, strips and often has sexual relations with another artist. The viewer enters the money in the machine and the window is opened for a predetermined time. The time of a dream. (Rino Stefano Tagliafierro)