Best Italian movie for ARCA jury (Under 26 years jury)
74th Mostra del Cinema di Venezia.
Beautiful Things is a spectacularly shot documentary with a fugue structure.
Glen Kenny (NY Times)
His particular talent on display here is a kind of synesthesia, making music into images rather than using music to enhance images.
Stephanie Zacherek (Time Magazine)
Like any good symphonist, Ferrero knows the power of silence; the soundtrack makes room for dead spots that suggest a world scraped clean of all the clutter.
David Bordwell (Critic, Professor Emeritus of Film Studies)
I watched Beautiful Things right away and VERY much liked it. The combination of sophisticated music and fantastic cinematography was wonderful. I truly enjoyed it.
Stefan Sagmeister (The Happy Film, Sagmeister&Walsh)
The editing of the film is impressive, as the sequences overlap at some points, mirroring the way that music is often brought in early to transition scenes in movies.
Kaleem Aftab (The independent, Cineuropa)
A visionary work that during the last Venice Film Festival left the lagoon with wide open eyes and closed mouth.
Fabrique du cinéma
One of the best debuts of the last years.
A stunning visual symphony on the objects and on the process of dis-humanization of the man of grandiose visionary power.
One of the best movie of the 74th Mostra del Cinema. A miracle maybe.
Beautiful Things by Giorgio Ferrero really marvels at your insight. An audiovisual and punk song, a sonata for multiple perceptions, from unexpected musical trends.
To audio-watch abandoned to evasion.”
The many objects we accumulate and we believe to be essential begin their production journey in silent secluded industrial and scientific sites.
The film describes the hidden mechanical liturgy within four different remote locations where bordeline men work in complete isolation without any interference from the outside world.
These men trigger, unconsciously, the long chain of creation, transport, commercialization and destruction of the objects feeding our bulimic lifestyle.
They are monks inside temples of steel and concrete. They repeat the same liturgy every day. And we don’t even know that they exist.
Vittoria and Andrea are a couple like many others. They are forty. They have spent their childhood in the full boom of commercial television, and have grown up through the birth of the internet afterwards.
Vittoria and Andrea are us.
A vr short movie by
GIORGIO FERRERO e FEDERICO BIASIN
The objects we presume we need in our every day life begin and finish their cycle inside silent and spectral industrial and scientific locations.
Four confessions about the topic of silence lead the spectator to the borders of his daily life in incredibly fascinating places and hardly reachable in any other way.
Produced by VENICE BIENNALE, MYBOSSWAS AND VISUALPRO 360
74th Mostra del Cinema di Venezia
2-3 september 2017
B3 Biennial of the Moving Image
November 29 – December 3, 2017
27 nov – 1 december 2017