The central theme of the Italian Pavilion, Vizi e Virtù (Vices and Virtues), got inspired by the Divine Comedy. Dating back to 1320, this Italian artwork is characterised by a universal nature that traces each person’s life in great and suffused stages from moral misery to salvation.
A continuous swinging from Vices to Virtues, a provocative and contradictory state of existence that is portrayed by the auteur films which are still able to reflect the Italian spirit, as they always have been. It is through the ephemeral and the intuitive that these films are able to show their eternal and great beauty.
The wall that divides Vices and Virtues does not exist. It is just an imaginary, subtle, and perceived division. It is a symbolic light that resides within each one of us. It’s upon us to decide when to cross it.
The Border Line between Vice and Virtue.