Author of films, commercials, music videos, theme songs, but also creator of kinetic machines that pay homage to the pre-cinema season, Virgilio Villoresi is one of the most significant figures of Italian and international animation. His ability to build suggestive and colorful miniature theaters where two-dimensional and three-dimensional elements interact make his work unique in his genre.
Villoresi is an artist-bricoleur who continually surprises the viewer in the space of a few seconds or minutes, immersing him in his phantasmagoric imagery, linked to the visual culture of the XNUMXth century, but projected towards the future.
He will share a dialogue with Videocittà Bruno di Marino, his experience, straddling a constant transition between the analogue and digital world.
Virgil Villoresi lives and works in Milan. Filmmaker of Tuscan origin, defined as a son of the Meliès school. Raised between classical dance, piano and avant-garde theatre, after having experimented with both musical and visual live performances, he began his cinematographic journey in 2005, with Frigidaire, a short film produced with the step one technique combined with collage.
Since then he has made short films, commercials and video clips for artists such as Vinicio Capossela, John Mayer, Riva Starr, Blonde Redhead and companies such as RAI, Valentino, Smythson, Bulgari, Fendi, Moncler, Fornasetti, Emergency and ONU. His commercials and video clips have won numerous awards including Cartoons on the bay (2013), NY film festival (2017), Amsterdam film festival (2017), Young Director Award Cannes Lions nomination (2014).
In 2016 the prestigious Annecy International Animation Festival dedicated an entire retrospective to him.