Beautiful Things

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Directed by Giorgio Ferrero
2017
Italy
93 minutes
15+
Winner of the NEXT: WAVE Award at CPH:DOX, and Best Italian Film at Venice, Beautiful Things is an exquisite meditation on consumerism and waste.

Multihyphenate creatives Giorgio Ferrero (composer, director and photographer) and Federico Biasin’s (cinematographer, producer and filmmaker) hybrid documentary is structured in four parts: Oil, Cargo, Measure and Ash. Each act focuses on a worker in a distinct isolated environment: a maintenance man on US oilrigs; a Filipino in the bowels of a supertanker; an Italian scientist in his echo-free chamber (blocking out the sounds of the world); and finally, a waste plant operative. Creation, transport, marketing and destruction – it’s a global chain of obsessive consumption. Visually arresting, with a striking soundscape, Beautiful Things is also a compelling meditation on work and alienation.

Beautiful Things is a journey, a story in four acts in which images, words and sounds are inseparable from one another; it has been written like a piece of music. – directors Giorgio Ferrero and Federico Biasin

Festival guests: Giorgio Ferrero and Federico Biasin

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Beautiful Things

Dendy Opera Quays Cinema 3
Fri 8 June
6:15pm—7:48pm
Past Event Cancel

Beautiful Things

Dendy Opera Quays Cinema 2
Sat 9 June
6:30pm—8:03pm
Past Event Cancel
Year
2017
Classification
15+
Country
Italy
Language
In Filipino, English, Italian and German with English subtitles
Director
Giorgio Ferrero
Producer
Federico Biasin
Cast
Van Quattro, Danilo Tribunal, Andrea Pavoni Belli, Vito Mirizzi, Vittoria De Ferrari Sapetto, Andrea Valfrè
Screenwriter
Giorgio Ferrero
Cinematographer
Federico Biasin
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Company Credits
Sales Agent: FILMOTOR
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