E c’è qualcuno (2020)












Alcuni bagnanti nuotano felici e giocano a palla fra le nuvole. Arrivano dei motoscafi. Qualcuno si tuffa. L’aria è serena.
E C’E’ QUALCUNO, la canzone che accompagna il video, parla di persone che stanno per morire, malati terminali; qualcuno sa, qualcuno fa finta di non sapere, qualcuno è ormai arrivato all’ultimo porto. A volte con il sorriso sulle labbra.
La canzone, parte del progetto musicale UN SALUTO ALLE NUVOLE, a cura di OTEME, è la rielaborazione di un’intervista a Mariola Krajczewska, moglie di Stefano Giannotti, OSS che lavora all’Hospice di San Cataldo, tratta dal documentario UN SALUTO ALLE NUVOLE del 2012.

Video e musica: Stefano Giannotti
Testo: Mariola Krajczewska – Stefano Giannotti
Dur. 5:26

LOGO_OTEME-E c'è qualcuno

Irene Benedetti: flauto, voce
Valeria Marzocchi: flauto
Lorenzo Del Pecchia: clarinetto
Elia Bianucci: clarinetto basso
Stefano Giannotti: voce, chitarra
Emanuela Lari: tastiera, voce
Vittorio Win Fioramonti: contrabbasso, voce
Riccardo Ienna: percussioni

Special Guest: Antonio Caggiano al vibrafono






Mortality’s Metaphors in Aquatic Elegies: Existential Reflections in Stefano Giannotti’s AND THERE’S SOMEONE

In an audacious blend of aquatic imagery and existential contemplation, Stefano Giannotti’s short film AND THERE’S SOMEONE (original Italian title: E C’È QUALCUNO) emerges as a seminal work in contemporary independent cinema. This 4-minute and 59-second musical odyssey, set against the serene backdrop of Albania, Croatia, and Italy, transcends its medium to become a philosophical and psychoanalytic exploration of life, death, and the ephemeral nature of human existence.

Giannotti, a maestro of multidisciplinary art forms, weaves a tapestry of visual poetry that resonates with the thematic profundity found in auteurs like Tarkovsky and Bergman. The film, an extension of the project SAY HELLO TO THE CLOUDS by OTEME, is an artistic reworking of an interview with healthcare assistant Mariola Krajczewska, encapsulating the poignant realities faced at the Hospice of San Cataldo.

The narrative, non-linear and abstract, is a cinematic ballet where happy swimmers, symbolic of life’s joy and innocence, juxtapose against the gravity of impending mortality. This contrast is further amplified by the motorboats and the act of diving, metaphors for the inevitable journey towards life’s final ‘port’. The calm air, interspersed with these visuals, serves as a poignant reminder of life’s fleeting tranquility.

Giannotti’s work challenges the viewer to confront the uncomfortable yet universal truths about death and dying. The film’s psychoanalytic depth is reminiscent of the existential inquiries in films like ‘The Seventh Seal’ and ‘Synecdoche, New York’, while its aesthetic and narrative structure draws parallels to the evocative storytelling found in global independent cinema.

AND THERE’S SOMEONE is more than a film; it is a philosophical inquiry set to the rhythm of life’s most profound question – the awareness and denial of our mortality. It stands as a testament to Giannotti’s prowess as a composer, director, and philosopher of the modern cinematic landscape. This film essay, part of the festival’s program, invites viewers to a cerebral journey through the realms of existentialism, art, and the human condition.



Stefano Giannotti’s “And There’s Someone” offers a serene yet profound meditation on mortality, set against a backdrop of aquatic tranquility.