Hand Gestures

Italy, 2015

color / BW - DSLR - 77'

documentary

This documentary film follows the process of creating one of  Velasco Vitali’s famous dog sculptures, from wax to glazed bronze, at Fonderia Artistica Battaglia (Battaglia Artistic Foundry), in Milan. The film observes the work of a group of skilled artisans in this 100-year old foundry and reveals the ancient traditions of bronze sculpture making, unchanged since the Sixth century B.C.

> 2015. Berlinale Forum / official selection (World Premiere / FIPRESCI award FORUM)
> 2015. BFI London Film Festival / official section LOVE
> 2015. Sarajevo Film Festival / official selection OPERATION KINO
> 2015. T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival Wroclaw / official selection Film on art
> 2015. The Loft Film Festival, Tucson (Arizona) / official selection in competition
> 2015. VIENNALE / official selection out of competition
> 2015. RIDM Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal / official selection ARTIFACTS
> 2015. DOK.FEST International Documentary Film Festival Munich / official selection dok.panorama
> 2015. Bergamo Film Meeting / official selection VISTI DA VICINO
> 2015. Vilnius film festival KINO PAVASARIS / official selection A COLORFULL LIFE
> 2016. 33rd International Film Festival of Uruguay / official selection
> 2016. Docville International Documentaire filmfestival Leuven / official selection
> 2016. La Valletta Film Festival / official selection
> 2015. Cork Film Festival / Special screening
> 2016. AsoloArtFilmFestival / in competition special mention for Best film on art
> 2016.Filmfestival del Garda / official selection and opening film
> 2016. Bellaria Film Festival / official selection CASA ROSSA ART DOC
> 2016. Festival Internazionale del cinema “LACENO D’ORO”