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La BIENNALE DI VENEZIA presents

a film by GIORGIO FERRERO & FEDERICO BIASIN

WINNER ‘Best italian film’, Arca jury under 26,
74th Venice Film Festival.

WINNER competition Next:Wave Award,
CPH:DOX, Copenaghen.

Jury special prize
ANNECY CINEMA ITALIEN

UK premiere
EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

North American premiere OPEN ROADS
LINCOLN CENTER, New York.

Australian premiere
SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL

Asian premiere, international competition at
TAIPEI FILM FESTIVAL

The award goes to an original film that marries boldness, style, meaning, precision and surprise.

CPH:DOX jury (Charlie Lyne, Olivia Neergaard-Holm, Boris Mitic)

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)

A galvanizing soundtrack. 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)

The beauty of impermanence. An exciting and revealing experience.

La Domenica – Il Sole 24 Ore

Beautiful Things is a film-symphony, a palimpsest both of the 9th century and the contemporary world in a globalising observation.

Bruno Roberti – Il Manifesto

I have remained rather impressed. Astonishing job.

Marco Müller

A visionary work that during the last Venice Film Festival left the lagoon with wide open eyes and closed mouth.

Fabrique du cinéma

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)

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)

One of the best debuts of the last years.

Nonsolocinema

This work in unparalleled. It’s a great surprise. Stunning pictures.

Marco Tullio Giordana

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.

Quinlan

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.

Uzak

In his enchanting film, through a breathtaking sound design work,
Ferrero accompanies us along the course of a lifetime, more lives, so many lives, whose steps unite us.

Cineblog

A SYMPHONIC JOURNEY INTO OUR OBSESSIVE CONSUMPTION.

The many objects we accumulate begin their production journey in silent secluded industrial site where bordeline men work in isolation without any interference. Van is a floorhand, the maintenance man on a large oilfield in Texas. Danilo is the chief engineer of a freighter. Andrea is a scientist. He has lived his whole life between mathematical formulae and the silence of the anechoic chambers. Vito has spent half of his life looking after slot machines. Today he is in charge of an immense pit for waste.These men, unwittingly, provide the basis for the whole sequence of creation, transport, marketing and destruction of the objects that feed our bulimic lifestyle.These men are monks in temples of steel and carry out the same mechanical rituals every day in solitude.
She and He are an ordinary couple.
They have spent their life accumulating stuff to the point of saturation. They grew up in the boom years of commercial television, and they are the first generation to have been freed from it by the internet. Today they are in their forties and are looking for a way out. She and He are us.
And we have never heard about them.

DENOISE

A short movie in virtual reality 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 Mybosswas, Visual pro 360 and Venice Biennale.

Next Screenings

BEAUTIFUL THINGS

Viennale

Tue 6 nov, 4 pm, Urania (+Q&A)
Thu 8 nov, 4 pm, Filmmuseum (+Q&A)

Vien, Austria

BEAUTIFUL THINGS

RIDM Montreal

Canadian premiere
Fri 16th Nov, 6:45 pm (+Q&A)
Museum of Fine Arts – Cinéma du Musée
Sat 17th Nov, 2 pm (+Q&A)
Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin

Montreal, Canada

DENOISE

RIDM Montreal

Fri 15th Nov, 8pm (+Q&A)
Cinémathèque québécoise – Salle Raoul-Barré

Montreal, Canada

BEAUTIFUL THINGS

Les Rencontres du Cinéma Italien à
Grenoble et en Isère

17 Nov, 3 Dec (Screenings TBD + Q&A)

Grenoble, France

BEAUTIFUL THINGS

Scanorama European Film Forum

Sat 10 nov, 8 pm (+Q&A)
+ 3 screenings TBD

Vilnius, Lithuania

BEAUTIFUL THINGS + DENOISE

Kommunales Kino

with introduction by Hans-Peter Hagmann
Tue. 13 Nov., 8.30 pm, Gloria Kino/p>

Freiburg, Germany

BEAUTIFUL THINGS

Leeds IFF

Wed. 3rd November, 8.15 pm
Thu. 4rd November, 8.15 pm
Fri. 5th November, 8.15 pm
Leeds Town Hall: Albert Room

Leeds, England

BEAUTIFUL THINGS

West lake Idf, Hangzou

Sat 20th oct, 9:30am (+ Q&A)
China Academy of Art, Hangzhou
Sat 20th 6pm (+ Q&A),
Zhejiang University of Media Communication,
Tongxiang

Hangzhou, Tongxiang. China

DENOISE

Dok Leipzig

Dok Neuland, VR theatre
29 oct – 4 nov

Leipzig, Germany

BEAUTIFUL THINGS + DENOISE

Giloo Release premiere

SPOT Huashan cinema
Huashan 1914 Creative Park

Taipei, Taiwan

BEAUTIFUL THINGS

Kasseler Doc Fest

German premiere
Fri 14 nov, 10.15 pm

Kasseler, Germany

BEAUTIFUL THINGS

Verzio Human IFF

Sat 10 nov, 5 pm, Toldi
Thy 8 nov, 6.30 pm, Művész

Budapest, Hungary

BEAUTIFUL THINGS

Kyoto Historica International Film Festival

Japanese premiere
Sun 28 oct, 5.20 pm (+Q&A)
Kyoto Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan
(Kyoto National Museum)

Kyoto, Japan

BEAUTIFUL THINGS

Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival

International Competition
Sun 28 oct, 9 pm, Black Box

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

BEAUTIFUL THINGS

IN-EDIT Barcelona

Spanish premiere
Fri 26 oct, 9.30 pm, Aribau Multicine, Room 1
Sun 28 oct, 4.15 pm, Aribau Multicine, Room 4

Barcelona, Spain

BEAUTIFUL THINGS

Venezia a Napoli. Il cinema esteso

Serata di apertura.
Tu 23 Oct 2018 9.30 pm, Cinema Astra, Via Mezzocannone (+Q&A)

Napoli, Italia

BEAUTIFUL THINGS

Sensoria

Wed 3 oct, Showroom Cinema, 6 pm

Sheffield, England

BEAUTIFUL THINGS

DMZ International Documentary Film Festival

International Competition
Mon 17 Sept. 2018 7.30 pm, Megabox 3 (+Q&A)

Wed 19 Sept. 2018 4 pm, Megabox 3 (+Q&A)

Goyang-si, South Korea

BEAUTIFUL THINGS

Annecy cinéma italienne

Competition
Th 27 Sept. 2018 6.30 pm, Bsn Petite Salle (+Q&A)
Fri 28 Sept. 2018 2 pm, Auditorium Seynod (+Q&A)
Fri 28 Sept. 2018 6.30 pm, La Turbine (+Q&A)

Annecy, France

BEAUTIFUL THINGS

Salina Doc Fest

International Competition
Thu 13 Sept 2018 10am, Sala Congressi Malfa (+Q&A)

Salina, Italia

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