WINNER ‘Best italian film’, Arca jury under 26,
74th Venice Film Festival.
WINNER competition Next:Wave Award,
EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
North American premiere OPEN ROADS
LINCOLN CENTER, New York.
SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL
Asian premiere, international competition at
TAIPEI FILM FESTIVAL
Grand Jury Competition
LIGHT HOUSE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL, NJ
SAN FRANCISCO DOC FEST
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)
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 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.
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.
Lincoln Center, Open Roads
North American premiere
Sun 3 June 2018, 6 pm
Lincoln Center, New York City
San Francisco Doc Fest
Fri 8 June 2018 7pm, New People Cinema
Sat 9 June 2018 2.45 pm, Roxie Theatre
San Francisco, California
Sydney Film Festival
Fri 8 June 6:15 Dendy Opera Quays 3, (+ Q&A)
Sat 9 6.30 pm Dendy Opera Quays 2, (+ Q&A)
Sydney Film Festival
Vr at the hub, 6-17 June
Edinburgh International Film festival
Uk premiere (+ Q&A)
Thursday 28 June 20:40 Filmhouse 2
Edinburgh International Film Festival
Tuesday 26 June 11:15 Filmhouse 2
(Press & Industry Screening)
Saturday 30 June 13:10 VUE Omni 12
Light House International Film Festival
7-10 June, International competition
Long Beach Island, New Jersey, Usa
Satellite music video festival
25 may 2018
Taipei Film Festival
International competition (+ Q&A)
Taipei Film Festival
Festa do Cinema Italiano
Portuguese premiere, 9 april 2018 (+ Q&A)
Cinema São Jorge, Lisboa
17 march 2018, 9.30 pm (+ Q&A)
18, 23 march2018
BIENNAL 3 FRANKFURT MAIN
November 29 – December 3, 2017
Frankfurt Main, Germany
74th Venice Film Festival
World Premiere, 3-4 september 2017